VICE PRESIDENT SPIRO T. AGNEW - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 05/28/1971 - HFSID 251573
SPIRO T. AGNEW The Vice President sends thanks for sending the book The Golden Days of San Simeon. Typed Letter Signed: "Ted" as Vice President, 1p, 6¾x9. The Vice President, Washington, 1971 May 28. To Ken Murray, Beverly Hills, California.
Sale Price $221.00
SPIRO T. AGNEW
The Vice President sends thanks for sending the book The Golden Days of San Simeon.
Typed Letter Signed: "Ted" as Vice President, 1p, 6¾x9. The Vice President, Washington, 1971 May 28. To Ken Murray, Beverly Hills, California. In full: "Thank you very much for sending me a copy of your book, The Golden Days of San Simeon. It is well written and beautifully illustrated, and I hope to use it as a guidebook someday for seeing the Hearst estate in person. I appreciate your warm inscription and words of support and look forward to seeing you again soon. Sincerely," Fold crease not at signature. Fine condition. Includes original mailing envelope, 7¼x4¾ typed addressed to "Mr. Ken Murray/942 North Alpine Drive/Beverly Hills, California 94710". Lightly soiled at blank margins. Otherwise, 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, 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. Two items.
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