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 Spiro Theodore Agnew

Spiro Theodore Agnew

Birth
Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
Death 17 Sep 1996 (aged 77)
Berlin, Worcester County, Maryland, USA
Burial Timonium, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA
Plot Section 2, Garden of the Last Supper
Memorial ID 2383 · View Source
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39th Vice President of the United States, 55th Governor of Maryland. From 1969 until his resignation on October 10, 1973, he served at US Vice President under President Richard M. Nixon. A member of the Republican Party, he served as the Governor of Maryland from 1967 until 1969. His father was a Greek immigrant, Spiro initially studied Chemistry at Johns Hopkins University, prior to gravitating to Law, which led to his transfer to the University of Baltimore School of Law. While serving with the United States Army during World War II, he earned a Bronze Star (He also served during the Korean War). Following his return home, he resumed his studies and attained his Law degree in 1947. He commenced practicing with a Baltimore law firm and later established his own practice in Towson, Maryland. He initiated his career in the political arena in 1957, when he was appointed to serve on the Baltimore County Board of Zoning Appeals. From 1963 until 1967, he served as Baltimore County Executive, prior to being elected Governor. During his term at that capacity, he gained national attention for his law-and- order stance. After Richard Nixon secured the Republican nomination for President, Agnew was added to the balance the ticket. During his tenure as Vice President, he was an outspoken critic of the national media, anti war protesters, while defending the administration’s policies. He was forced to resign, after he was accused of receiving kickbacks and gifts during his years as County Executive, Governor and even as Vice President. He plea-bargained to avoid prison time and was fined $10,000, while also being sentences to three-years probation. Additionally, he pleaded no to one count of tax evasion. Agnew was disbarred from practicing Law and went on to become an international business consultant. Agnew penned the book “Go Quietly….Or Else” (1980), in which he stated his innocence. He died of complications from leukemia.

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  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 2383
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Spiro Theodore Agnew (9 Nov 1918–17 Sep 1996), Find A Grave Memorial no. 2383, citing Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens, Timonium, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .