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Agnew, Spiro Theodore

Born: 1918 AD
Died: 1996 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Politician

1918 – Agnew was born in Towson, Maryland on November 9, 1918.

1937 – Attended public schools in Baltimore and went to Johns Hopkins University.

1940 – Entered the US Army during the World War II and was awarded the Bronze Star for his service in France and Germany.

1942 – Worked at an insurance company where he met and married his wife, Elinor Judefind.

1947 – Received his Law degree at the University of Baltimore School of Law.

1949 – Passed the bar and began his career as lawyer.

1950 – Aided US Congressman James Devereux in winning in the election.

1957 – Entered politics upon his appointment to the Baltimore County Board of Appeals.

1962 – Won the election for the position of County Executive of Baltimore County.

1966 – Won the election for the position of Governor of Maryland.

1969 – Agnew became the 39th Vice President of the United States under President Richard M. Nixon.

1973 – Became the second Vice President to resign the office, on October 10, 1973. He resigned and pleaded no contest to the criminal charges of tax evasion and money laundering.

1996 – Died due to a liver cancer in Maryland, Worcester County on September 17, 1996.