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  1. Spiro Agnew - Wikipedia

    Spiro Theodore Agnew (/ ˈ s p ɪr oʊ ˈ æ ɡ nj uː /; November 9, 1918 – September 17, 1996) was the 39th vice president of the United States, serving from 1969 until his resignation in 1973. He is the second and most recent vice president to resign the position, the other being John C. Calhoun in 1832.

  2. Spiro Agnew From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Spiro Theodore Agnew (November 9, 1918 – September 17, 1996) was the 39th Vice President of the United States. He served under President Richard Nixon.

  3. Spiro Agnew | Biography, Scandal, & Resignation | Britannica

    Spiro Agnew, in full Spiro Theodore Agnew, also called Spiro T. Agnew, (born November 9, 1918, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.—died September 17, 1996, Berlin, Maryland), 39th vice president of the United States (1969–73) in the Republican administration of President Richard M. Nixon.

  4. Spiro Agnew – Wikipedia

    Leben. Spiro Agnew wurde als Sohn von Theodore Spiros Agnew, einem griechischen Einwanderer, der seinen ursprünglichen Namen Anagnostopoulos (Αναγνωστόπουλος) abgekürzt hatte, und dessen Frau Margaret Marian, geborene Akers und verwitwete Pollard, geboren.

  5. Spiro T. Agnew - RationalWiki

    Dec 04, 2020 · The headless body of Spiro T (heodore). Agnew was Vice President under Tricky Dick, a concession to "Southerners" in exchange for their votes. He resigned his office before Nixon did because of a little tax complication (failing to report bribes as income and evading the tax on bribes), making them both crooks.

  6. Spiro Agnew | Military Wiki | Fandom
    • Early Life
    • Early Political Career
    • Governor of Maryland
    • Vice Presidency
    • Later Life and Death
    • Tributes
    • Electoral History

    Spiro Agnew was born in Baltimore, Maryland. His parents were Theodore Spiros Agnew, a Greek immigrant who shortened his name from Anagnostopoulos (Αναγνωστόπουλος) (originally from Gargaliani, Messinia) when he moved to the United States, and Margaret Marian (Akers) Pollard Agnew, a native of Virginia. Spiro had a half brother, Roy Pollard, from his mother's first marriage (she was widowed at the time she met Spiro's father).Agnew was raised in his father's Greek Orthodox Church. His Greek family has direct lineage from the island of Chios. Agnew attended Forest Park Senior High School in Baltimore, before enrolling at Johns Hopkins University in 1937. He studied chemistry at Hopkins for three years. Agnew was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1941 and was commissioned an officer on May 25, 1942, upon graduation from Army Officer Candidate School. He served with the 10th Armored Division in Europe during World War II. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medalfor his service in France and Ge...

    Spiro Agnew began his political career as the first president of the Loch Raven Community Council and the President of the Dumbarton Junior High School PTA. A Democrat from early youth, he switched parties and became a Republican. During the 1950s, he aided U.S. Congressman James Devereux in four successive winning election bids. In 1957, he was appointed to the Baltimore County Board of Zoning Appeals by Democratic Baltimore County ExecutiveMichael J. Birmingham. In 1960, he made his first run for office as a candidate for Judge of the Circuit court, finishing last in a five-person contest. The following year, the new Democratic Baltimore County Executive, Christian H. Kahl, dropped him from the Zoning Board, with Agnew loudly protesting, thereby gaining name recognition. Agnew ran for election as Baltimore County Executive in 1962, seeking office in a predominantly Democratic county that had seen no Republican elected to that position in the 20th century, with only one (Roger B. H...

    Agnew ran for the position of Governor of Maryland in 1966. In this overwhelmingly Democratic state, he was elected after the Democratic nominee, George P. Mahoney, a Baltimore paving contractor and perennial candidate running on an anti-integration platform, narrowly won the Democratic gubernatorial primary out of a crowded slate of eight candidates, trumping early favorite Carlton R. Sickles. Coming on the heels of the recently passed federal Fair Housing Act of 1965, Mahoney's campaign embraced the slogan "your home is your castle, protect it."Many Democrats opposed to segregation then crossed party lines to give Agnew the governorship by 82,000 votes. As governor, Agnew worked with the Democratic legislature to pass tax and judicial reforms, as well as tough anti-pollution laws. Projecting an image of racial moderation, Agnew signed the state's first open-housing laws and succeeded in effecting the repeal of an anti-miscegenation law. However, during the riots that followed the...

    Agnew's moderate image, immigrant background, and success in a traditionally Democratic state made him an attractive running mate for the 1968 Republican presidential nominee, former Vice President Richard Nixon. In line with what would later be called Nixon's "Southern Strategy," Agnew was selected as a candidate because he was sufficiently from the South to attract Southern moderate voters, yet was not identified with the Deep South, which might have alienated Northern centrists come election time. As late as early 1968, Agnew was a strong supporter of Nelson Rockefeller, one of Nixon's opponents, but by June had switched to supporting Nixon. At the 1968 Republican National Convention, Agnew's nomination was supported by many conservatives within the Republican Party, and by Nixon himself. However, a small band of delegates started shouting "Spiro Who?" and tried to place George W. Romney's name in nomination. In the end, Nixon's wishes prevailed, with Agnew receiving 1119 out of...

    After leaving politics, Agnew became an international trade executive with homes in Rancho Mirage, California; Arnold, Maryland; Bowie, Maryland; and near Ocean City, Maryland. In 1976, he briefly reentered the public spotlight and engendered controversy with what Gerald Ford publicly criticized as "unsavory remarks about Jews" and anti-Zionist statements that called for the United States to withdraw its support for the state of Israel, citing Israel's allegedly bad treatment of Christians. In 1980, Agnew published a memoir in which he implied that Nixon and his Chief of Staff, Alexander Haig, had planned to assassinate him if he refused to resign the Vice Presidency, and that Haig told him to "go quietly…or else", the memoir's title. Agnew also wrote a novel, The Canfield Decision,about a Vice President who was "destroyed by his own ambition." Agnew always maintained that the tax evasion and bribery charges were an attempt by Nixon to divert attention from the growing Watergate sca...

    Agnew's official portrait was removed damnatione memoriae from the Maryland State House Governor's Reception Room from 1979 until 1995. Then-Governor Parris Glendening stated that in re-including Agnew's portrait, it was not up to anyone to alter history, whether for good or bad; he cited the 1949 novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. Under the provisions of an 1886 Senate resolution, all former vice presidents are entitled to a portrait bustin the United States Capitol. Plans were set in motion for a bust of Agnew while he was still in office, but were shelved following his resignation. The idea was revived by the Senate Rules Committee in 1992 and a bust was commissioned from North Carolina artist William Behrends, for whom Agnew sat for four sessions. The bust was unveiled May 24, 1995, in the presence of Agnew, his family, friends, and onetime political supporters. The former vice president made a short speech and was visibly moved by the occasion.

    Baltimore County Executive, 1962 1. Spiro Agnew (R)—elected unopposed Governor of Maryland, 1966 1. Spiro Agnew (R)—455,318 (49.50%) 2. George P. Mahoney(D)—373,543 (40.61%) 3. Hyman A. Pressman(I)—90,899 (9.88%) 1968 Republican National Convention (Vice Presidential tally) 1. Spiro Agnew—1,119 (83.95%) 2. George Romney—186 (13.95%) 3. Abstaining—16 (1.20%) 4. John Lindsay—10 (0.75%) 5. Edward Brooke—1 (0.08%) 6. James A. Rhodes—1 (0.08%) United States presidential election, 1968 1. Richard Nixon/Spiro Agnew (R)—31,783,783 (43.4%) and 301 electoral votes (32 states carried) 2. Hubert Humphrey/Edmund Muskie(D)—31,271,839 (42.7%) and 191 electoral votes (13 states and D.C. carried) 3. George Wallace/Curtis LeMay(American Independent)—9,901,118 (13.5%) and 46 electoral votes (5 states carried) 1972 Republican National Convention (Vice Presidential tally) 1. Spiro Agnew (inc.)—1,345 (99.78%) 2. Abstaining—2 (0.15%) 3. David Brinkley—1 (0.07%) United States presidential election, 1972 1....

  7. List of Futurama characters - Wikipedia

    The headless body of Spiro Agnew is Nixon's Vice-President of Earth. Though he is headless, Agnew can still make growling noises. Though he is headless, Agnew can still make growling noises. In " Into the Wild Green Yonder " Agnew is accidentally killed by the "eco-feministas" – which Leela has joined – when a golf cart runs over him.

  8. Spiro Agnew – Wikipedia

    Spiro Agnew Spiro Theodore Agnew, född 9 november 1918 i Baltimore i Maryland, död 17 september 1996 i Berlin i Maryland, var en amerikansk politiker (republikan). Han var guvernör i Maryland 1967–1969 och vicepresident under Richard Nixon 1969–1973.

  9. Spiro Agnew Biography - parents, death, wife, school, son ...

    Spiro Theodore Agnew was born November 9, 1918, in Baltimore, Maryland. He was the son of Theodore S. Agnew and his Virginia-born wife, Margaret Pollard Akers. Spiro Agnew was, in his own words, a "typical middle class youth" who spoke and wrote very well and gained experience writing speeches for his father's many appearances before ethnic and ...

  10. Judy Agnew - Wikipedia

    Elinor Isabel Agnew (née Judefind; April 23, 1921 – June 20, 2012) was the Second Lady of the United States from 1969 to 1973. She was the wife of the 39th Vice President of the United States, Spiro Agnew, who had previously served as Governor of Maryland and Baltimore County Executive.

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