Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Spiro T. Agnew (1918-1996)
MSA SC 3520-1486
Governor of Maryland, 1967-1969
Vice President of the U.S., 1969-1973 (Republican)

Born: November 9, 1918, Baltimore City1
Father: Theodore S. Agnew, born in Greece in 18762
Mother: Margaret Akers3
            Graduated, Johns Hopkins University, 1940
            LL.B., University of Baltimore Law School, 19474
Military Service:
            Company Combat Commandant for the 10th Armored Division, U.S. Army, World War II
            Awarded Bronze Star
            Recalled to service for one year during the Korean War5
Marriage: May 27, 1942 to Elinor Isobel Judefind in Elizabethtown, KY6
Children: Pamela, Susan, Kimberly, Randy7
Religion: Episcopalian8
Positions held:
            Admitted to the bar, 1949
            Served an apprenticeship with firm of Karl F. Steinmann
            Practiced law, Towson
            Member, Zoning Board of Appeals, Baltimore County, 1957
            Chairman, Zoning Board of Appeals, 1958-1961
            County Executive, Baltimore County, 1962-1966
            Governor of Maryland, 1967-1969 (resigned to become Vice President of the U.S.)
            Member, Executive Committee, National Governors' Conference, vice-chairman of Conference's Committee
                    on State-Urban Relations
            Advisory Committee on Inter-Governmental Affairs, appointed 1968
            Vice President of the U.S., 1969-1973 (resigned)
Social Activities:
          Order of Ahepa (Greek community organization)
            Parkville post of the American Legion
            Loch Raven Kiwanis Club10
Died: September 18, 1996, Atlantic General Hospital, Berlin, MD11
Burial:  Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens, Timonium, MD12

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