Spiro Agnew

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Spiro Agnew
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39th Vice-President of the United States
Term of office
January 20, 1969 - October 10, 1973
Political party Republican
President Richard Nixon
Preceded by Hubert Humphrey
Succeeded by Gerald Ford
Born November 9, 1918
Towson, Maryland
Died September 17, 1996
Berlin, Maryland
Spouse Judy Agnew
Religion Episcopalian
Spiro Agnew
55th Governor of Maryland
From: January 25, 1967 – January 7, 1969
Predecessor John Tawes
Successor Marvin Mandel
Party Republican
Spouse(s) Judy Agnew
Religion Episcopalian

Spiro T. Agnew (1918 - 1996) was Vice President under Richard Nixon from 1969 to 1973. He was Governor of Maryland (1967-1969) before becoming Nixon's running mate. As governor he was a moderate Republican, supporting civil rights and helping repeal laws against interracial sex. He supported drafting Nelson Rockefeller for the GOP presidential nomination in 1968, but after Rockefeller failed to enter the race as soon as anticipated, switched his support to Nixon. He took bribes and pled "no contest" to failure to report income on the bribes. He resigned the Vice Presidency on October 10, 1973. He was the only Vice President to resign due to criminal charges.