VICE PRESIDENT SPIRO T. AGNEW - DOCUMENT SIGNED 01/11/1966 - HFSID 33326
Sale Price $1,020.00
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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