AGNEW, Spiro Theodore, Vice President of the United States; born in Baltimore, Md.,
November 9, 1918; educated in the public schools of Baltimore; attended the
Johns Hopkins University; graduated from the University of Baltimore Law School
1947; served in the United States Army during the Second World War and the
Korean conflict; practiced law in Baltimore; elected county executive of
Baltimore County 1962; elected Governor of Maryland 1966; elected Vice
President of the United States on the Republican ticket with President Richard
M. Nixon on November 5, 1968; resigned as Governor of Maryland on January 7,
1969; inaugurated 39th Vice President of the United States on January 20, 1969;
reelected Vice President, November 7, 1972; charged with accepting bribes and
falsifying federal tax returns, pleaded
nolo contendere to the latter charge in federal court, and
resigned October 10, 1973; international trade executive; was a resident of
Rancho Mirage, Calif., and Ocean City, Md.; died September 17, 1996, in Ocean
City; cremated, ashes interred at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens, Timonium,
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Go Quietly ... or else. New York: William Morrow and Company,
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Very Strange Bedfellows: The Short and Unhappy Marriage of Richard
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