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Spiro Agnew

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All That Mattered: Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned 40 years ago

 

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SYND 16/10/73 SPIRO AGNEW EXPLAINS HIS RESIGNATION

 

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Spiro Agnew ...... Go Quietly Or Else

 

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Spiro Agnew - The Generation Gap

 

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Richard Nixon's running mate Spiro Agnew is sworn in as Vice President in 1969

Spiro Theodore Agnew was the 39th vice president of the United States from 1969 until his resignation in 1973. He is the second and most recent vice president to resign the position, the other being John C. Calhoun in 1832. Unlike Calhoun, Agnew resigned as a result of scandal.
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  • Personal 

  • Family background 

  • World War II (1941–1945) 

  • Postwar years (1945–1956) 

  • Political awakening 

  • County executive 

  • Election 1966 

  • In office 

  • Background: Rockefeller and Nixon 

  • Republican National Convention 

  • Campaign 

  • Transition and early days 

  • "Nixon's Nixon": attacking the left 

  • 1970: Protesters and midterm elections 

  • Re-election in 1972 

  • Criminal investigation and resignation 

  • Final years and death 

  • Legacy