SPIRO T. AGNEW and OTHERS
County Executive Spiro Agnew signs a contract for building roads at
Perry Hall Estates.
Carbon Typed Document Signed: "Spiro T. Agnew" in ink as
County Executive, 2p, 8½x11, separate sheets. Baltimore County, Maryland,
1966 January 11. Headed: "Baltimore County, Maryland/Contract Agreement".
Contract No. 6553R between Baltimore County, Maryland and the B&W
Construction Company, Inc. of Essex, Maryland for "Roads at Perry Hall
Estates, Sec. 7, District 11, Baltimore County, Md." The company was
to be paid $16,526 for the work and materials. Also signed on second page
by the Vice President of the construction company, the county Roads Engineer,
the Assistant County Solicitor, the Director of Finance and two witnesses,
including a Secretary for the county. Lightly creased. Staple holes at upper
left blank corners, 3 file holes at blank left margins. Ink lightly "haloed" at
Director's signature. Overall, fine condition. Accompanied by copies of
both the Performance Bond and Payment Bond issued to B&W Construction
Company, Inc. Both are signed by the Vice President of the construction company,
an attorney for the New Amsterdam Casualty Company, the Assistant County
Solicitor and two witnesses. Both are lightly soiled. Staple holes at upper left
blank corners. 3 file holes at blank left margins. Embossed with seals at lower
right margins. With two photocopies of "Power of Attorney/New Amsterdam
Casualty Company". Staple holes at upper left blank corners. 3 file holes at
blank left margins. Fine condition. In 1962, Republican attorney Spiro
Theodore Agnew (1918-1996), born Spiro Anagnostopoulos, was elected as County
Executive of Baltimore County, Maryland, his first public office. An
outsider in a predominantly Democratic county, in 1966, the year this
contract was signed, Democrats selected an opponent of integration as their
candidate for the state's Governor and Agnew won the governorship. Sworn
in as Governor of Maryland in January 1967, Agnew, who became noted
for his backing of tax and judicial reforms, resigned on January 7, 1969, having
been elected as Richard M. Nixon's Vice President. Reelected to the vice
presidency in 1972, Agnew resigned on October 10, 1973 in the face of charges
that he had accepted $29,500 in bribes while Governor of Maryland (and
allegedly continued to receive bribes while Vice President) and falsified
federal tax returns. Agnew, who pleaded nolo contendere to the income tax charge
in federal court, was sentenced to three years probation and fined $10,000.
Disbarred in Maryland, he became an international trade executive after leaving
office. Four items.
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VICE PRESIDENT SPIRO T. AGNEW
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