Spiro Agnew (Politician) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born

Spiro Agnew

Spiro Theodore Agnew was the 39th vice president of the United States 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. Unlike Calhoun, Agnew resigned as a result of a scandal. Agnew was born in Baltimore to an American-born mother and a Greek immigrant father. He attended Johns Hopkins University, and graduated from the University of Baltimore School of Law. He worked as an aide to U.S. Representative James Devereux before he was appointed to the Baltimore County Board of Zoning Appeals in 1957. In 1962, he was elected Baltimore County Executive. In 1966, Agnew was elected Governor of Maryland, defeating his Democratic opponent George P. Mahoney and independent candidate Hyman A. Pressman. At the 1968 Republican National Convention, Richard Nixon asked Agnew to place his name in nomination, and named him as running mate.

Born: Spiro Theodore Agnew, November 9, 1918, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Died: September 17, 1996, Berlin, Maryland, U.S.
Political party: Republican
Children: 4
Education: Johns Hopkins University (BA), University of Baltimore (LLB)
President: Richard Nixon
Preceded by: Hubert Humphrey
Succeeded by: Gerald Ford

About Spiro Agnew

U.S. vice president under Richard Nixon from 1969 to 1973 who was forced to resign in 1973 after being charged with accepting bribes. He was the only second Vice President in United States history to resign and was the only one to do so because of criminal charges.

Before Fame

He was promoted to an officer position in World War II and was awarded the Bronze Star for his service.


He was the 55th Governor of Maryland from 1967 to 1969.

Family Life

He got married to Elinor Judefind in May 1942; the couple had four children together.


He served as the Vice President under President Richard Nixon.

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  • Republican Party (United States) vice presidential nominees
  • University of Baltimore School of Law alumni
  • American politicians convicted of bribery
  • Vice Presidents of the United States
  • Governors of Maryland
  • Burials at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens
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  • American people convicted of tax crimes
  • Politicians from Baltimore
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Latest information about Spiro Agnew updated on September 16, 2020.

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