VICE PRESIDENT SPIRO T. AGNEW - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 06/13/1973 - HFSID 189654
SPIRO T. AGNEW The Vice President sends thanks for a clipping that was sent to him and his regrets that he was not able to spend time with them. Typed Letter Signed: "Ted Agnew" as Vice President, 1p, 7x9. The Vice President, Washington, 1973 June 13. To W.
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SPIRO T. AGNEW
The Vice President sends thanks for a clipping that was sent to him and his regrets that he was not able to spend time with them.
Typed Letter Signed: "Ted Agnew" as Vice President, 1p, 7x9. The Vice President, Washington, 1973 June 13. To W. Ernst Minor, Cincinnati, Ohio. In full: "Thank you very much for your recent note and the enclosed clipping from the Cincinnati Enquirer. I'm sorry, too, that we didn't get an opportunity to see you while we were in Cleveland; but you may be sure that I appreciate your continued support. Best regards. Sincerely," 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. Fold crease not at signature. Soiled at crease. Fine condition.
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