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Agnew, Spiro Theodore

Born: 1918 AD
Died: 1996 AD, at 77 years of age.

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.


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