Biographical Information

Spiro T. Agnew, former Vice President of the United States, was born in Baltimore, Md. on November 9, 1918. He was educated in the public schools of Baltimore and attended the Johns Hopkins University and graduated from the University of Baltimore Law School in 1947. He served in the United States Army during the Second World War and the Korean conflict and then practiced law in Baltimore. Agnew was elected county executive of Baltimore County 1962 and elected Governor of Maryland 1966. He was elected Vice President of the United States on the Republican ticket with President Richard M. Nixon on November 5, 1968 and resigned as Governor of Maryland on January 7, 1969. He was inaugurated as the 39th Vice President of the United States on January 20, 1969 and reelected Vice President on November 7, 1972. He was charged with accepting bribes and falsifying federal tax returns, pleaded nolo contendere to the latter charge in federal court, and resigned October 10, 1973. He died September 17, 1996, in Ocean City, MD.

US Vice President