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.|
|Education:||Johns Hopkins University (BA), University of Baltimore (LLB)|
|Preceded by:||Hubert Humphrey|
|Succeeded by:||Gerald Ford|
About Spiro Agnew
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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.
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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