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Spiro Agnew

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U.S. vice chief executive under Richard Nixon from 1969 to 1973 who was simply pressured to resign in 1973 after becoming charged with acknowledging bribes. He was the just second Vice Chief executive in USA background to resign and was the only person to take action because of legal costs. He was advertised to an official position in Globe Battle II and was granted the Bronze Celebrity for his assistance. He was the 55th Governor of Maryland from 1967 to 1969. He got wedded to Elinor Judefind in-may 1942; the few had four kids together. He offered as the Vice Chief executive under Chief executive Richard Nixon.

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Full Name Spiro Agnew
Date Of Birth November 9, 1918
Died September 17, 1996, Berlin, Maryland, United States
Place Of Birth Baltimore, MD
Height 1.88 m
Profession Politician
Star Sign Scorpio

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#Fact
1Close friends with the last man to walk on the Moon, astronaut Eugene Cernan.
2Biography in: "American National Biography". Supplement 1, pp. 2-4. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.
3He became (1967) governor of Maryland, where he won passage of an open housing law and expanded the state's antipoverty programs.
4Agnew was forced to resign on Oct. 10, 1973, after a Justice Dept. investigation uncovered evidence of corruption during his years in Maryland politics; he was said to have continued to accept bribes while Vice President. He pleaded no contest to a charge of federal income tax evasion, was sentenced to three years' probation and fined $10,000, and was disbarred (1974) in Maryland.
5Admitted to the bar in 1949, he entered politics as a Republican and was elected (1961) chief executive of Baltimore County.
6His father was a Greek immigrant whose family surname originally was Anagnostopoulos. His mother was from a family that had lived in the United States since the 1600s, and had English ancestry.
7Agnew was also known for his eloquent use of the English lanquage.
8Was forced to resign as Vice President when it was discovered, while as Governor of Maryland, he had participated in a money laundering scheme. He pleaded "nolo contendere" in court and promptly resigned the V.P. job.
9Buried at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens in Timonium, Maryland.
10U.S. vice president (1969-1973).


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Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tomorrow Coast to Coast1977TV SeriesHimself
Dinah!1976TV SeriesHimself
America Revisited1971TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Spiro Agnew's Asian Trip1970Himself
The David Frost Show1970TV SeriesHimself
The Red Skelton Hour1970TV SeriesHimself / Introduction
The Kraft Music Hall1970TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1969TV SeriesHimself - Guest

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Seventies2015TV Series documentaryHimself
The Sixties2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself (as Gov. Spiro Agnew)
Our Nixon2013DocumentaryHimself
Reagan2011DocumentaryHimself
Hubert H Humphrey: The Art of the Possible2010TV Movie documentaryHimself - Vice President of the United States
Sex in '69: The Sexual Revolution in America2009DocumentaryHimself
War Made Easy: How Presidents & Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death2007DocumentaryHimself
The Delegate2006Documentary shortHimself
She Hate Me2004Himself (uncredited)
American Experience2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Guerrilla: The Taking of Patty Hearst2004DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Prince of Wales: Kings in Waiting2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
Steal This Movie2000Himself (at his inauguration, behind Nixon) (uncredited)
The Century: America's Time1999TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Cold War1998TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Speeches of Richard Nixon1995Video documentaryHimself - Inauguration Attendee
Hugh Hefner: Once Upon a Time1992DocumentaryHimself
Memories of 1970-19911991TV Series documentaryHimself
The Rock 'n' Roll Years1986TV SeriesHimself - Vice-President
Vietnam: A Television History1983TV Series documentaryHimself
The Ten Thousand Day War1980TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The War at Home1979DocumentaryHimself - White House Conference, Beside Connally (uncredited)
All the President's Men1976Himself (uncredited)
Shampoo1975Himself (uncredited)
Men of Crisis: The Harvey Wallinger Story1971TV ShortHimself (uncredited)

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#Quote
1[after a bust of him was unveiled in 1995 as part of the U.S. Senate's collection of vice presidential busts in the Capitol] I'm not blind and deaf to the critics that feel this is a ceremony that should not take place. This ceremony has less to do with Spiro Agnew than the office I held, which was conferred upon me when the American people elected and re-elected me vice president of the United States.
2[September 11, 1970] In the United States today, we have more than our share of the nattering nabobs of negativism. They have formed their own 4-H Club - the "hopeless, hysterical hypochondriacs of history."
3I've been in many of them and to some extent I would have to say this; if you've seen one city slum you've seen them all.
4I apologize for lying to you. I promise I won't deceive you except in matters of this sort.
5[speech at West Point, 1970] Some glamorize the criminal misfits of society while our best men die in Asian rice paddies to preserve the freedom which most of those misfits abuse.


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