VICE PRESIDENT SPIRO T. AGNEW - MAGAZINE COVER SIGNED - HFSID 300102
Sale Price $340.00
SPIRO T. AGNEW
Spiro T. Agnew's signature on a cover of Life magazine, a favorable article from 1970, that is matted to a 13½x16.
Magazine Cover signed: "Spiro T. Agnew", 10x13, matted to 13½x16. Cover story: "Spiro Agnew Knows Best: Stern Voice of the Silent Majority". Spiro T. "Ted" Agnew (1918-1996, born Spiro Anagnostopoulos in Baltimore, Maryland), was elected as County Executive of Baltimore County, Maryland, his first public office. The Republican Agnew was 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 Jan. 7, 1969, after being elected as Richard M. Nixon's Vice President. Reelected to the vice presidency in 1972, he resigned on Oct. 10, 1973 after being charged with accepting $29,500 in bribes while Governor of Maryland, bribes that allegedly continued while he was Vice President, and falsifying 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. Lightly worn. Otherwise, fine condition. Not Matted in Gallery of History Style.
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