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US Vice President Spiro Agnew Resigns (1973)

After being investigated for extortion and bribery allegedly committed while he was governor of Maryland, Agnew pleaded no contest to a charge of tax evasion and became the second US vice president to resign. President Richard Nixon then selected House Minority Leader Gerald Ford to replace Agnew. The following year, Nixon himself was forced to resign for his role in the Watergate scandal, making Ford president. Agnew's portrait was removed from the Maryland State House in 1979. Who put it back? More...
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US Vice President Spiro Agnew Resigns (1973)

After being investigated for extortion and bribery allegedly committed while he was governor of Maryland, Agnew pleaded no contest to a charge of tax evasion and became the second US vice president to resign. President Richard Nixon then selected House Minority Leader Gerald Ford to replace Agnew. The following year, Nixon himself was forced to resign for his role in the Watergate scandal, making Ford president. Agnew's portrait was removed from the Maryland State House in 1979. Who put it back? More...
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Spiro Agnew
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Spiro Agnew
Spiro Agnew
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39th Vice President of the United States
In office
January 20, 1969 – October 10, 1973
President Richard Nixon
Preceded by Hubert Humphrey
Succeeded by Gerald Ford
55th Governor of Maryland
In office
January 25, 1967 – January 7, 1969
Preceded by J. Millard Tawes
Succeeded by Marvin Mandel
Baltimore County Executive
In office
1962–1966
Preceded by Christian H. Kahl
Succeeded by Dale Anderson
Personal details
Born Spiro Theodore Agnew
November 9, 1918
Baltimore, Maryland
Died September 17, 1996 (aged 77)
Berlin, Maryland
Resting place Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens
Timonium, Maryland
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Judy Agnew
Children Pamela Agnew
James Rand Agnew
Susan Agnew
Kimberly Agnew
Residence Baltimore, Maryland
Alma mater Johns Hopkins University
University of Baltimore School of Law
Religion Episcopalian[1][2] (raised Greek Orthodox)
Signature Cursive signature in ink
Military service
Service/branch United States Army
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Bronze Star Medal

Spiro Theodore Agnew (/ˈspɪroʊ ˈæɡnjuː/; November 9, 1918 – September 17, 1996) was an American politician who served as the 39th Vice President of the United States from 1969 to 1973, serving under President Richard Nixon.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Agnew was a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and University of Baltimore School of Law. He was drafted into the United States Army in 1941, serving as an officer during World War II, and was recalled for service during the Korean War in 1950. He worked as an aide for U.S. Representative James Devereux before he was appointed to the Baltimore County Board of Zoning Appeals in 1957. He lost election for the Baltimore City Circuit Court in 1960, but was later elected Baltimore County Executive in 1962. In 1966 Agnew was elected the 55th Governor of Maryland, defeating Democratic opponent George P. Mahoney. He was the first Greek American to hold the position, serving from 1967 to 1969.

At the 1968 Republican National Convention, Agnew was nominated for Vice President, running alongside presidential nominee, former Vice President Richard Nixon. They defeated incumbent Vice President Hubert Humphrey and Senator Edmund Muskie, in the 1968 presidential election. In 1972 Nixon and Agnew were reelected for a second term, defeating Senator George McGovern and Ambassador Sargent Shriver.

During his fifth year as Vice President, late in the summer of 1973, Agnew was investigated by the United States Attorney's office for the District of Maryland, on charges of extortion, tax fraud, bribery, and conspiracy. In October, he was charged with having accepted bribes totaling more than $100,000 while holding office as Baltimore County Executive, Governor of Maryland, and Vice President of the United States. On October 10, 1973, Agnew was allowed to plead no contest to a single charge that he had failed to report $29,500 of income received in 1967, with the condition that he resign the office of Vice President. Nixon replaced him by appointing then House Minority Leader Gerald Ford to the office of Vice President.

Agnew is the only Vice President in United States history to resign because of criminal charges. Ten years after leaving office, in January 1983, Agnew paid the state of Maryland nearly $270,000 as a result of a civil suit that stemmed from the bribery allegations. Critics have cited him as being one of the worst Vice Presidents in American history.[3][4][5]
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