VICE PRESIDENT SPIRO T. AGNEW - CONTRACT SIGNED 07/14/1965 - HFSID 48333
Sale Price $360.00
SPIRO T. AGNEW and OTHERS
County Executive Spiro Agnew signs a contract for building roads in Gray Manor.
Carbon Typed Document Signed: "Spiro T. Agnew" in ink as County Executive, 2p, 8½x11, separate sheets. Baltimore County, Maryland, 1965 July 14. Headed: "Baltimore County, Maryland/Contract Agreement". Contract No. 6517RX between Baltimore County, Maryland and the B&W Construction Company, Inc. of Baltimore, Maryland for "Roads in Gray Manor, Old North Point Road District 12, Baltimore County, Maryland." The company was to be paid $15,836.75 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. 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, 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. Then in 1981, Agnew was ordered by a Maryland judge to pay $247,735 to the state to compensate for bribes and kickbacks received while Governor of Maryland and Vice President from public works contracts. Paper clip impression and rust stains at upper right corner on both sheets, 3 file holes at blank left margin. Government embossing touches none of the signatures. Overall, fine condition.
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