Profession: Vice President Of The United States
Why Famous: Agnew served as Vice President under Richard Nixon from 1969 until he resigned over corruption allegations in 1973. Prosecutors alleged he had taken bribes and kickbacks while a politician in Maryland and as Vice President.
His resignation came a year before Nixon himself resigned over the Watergate scandal.
- 1969-11-13 Vice President Spiro Agnew accuses network TV news departments of bias and distortion
- 1970-11-13 US Vice President Spiro Agnew calls TV executives "impudent snobs"
- 1971-02-13 US Vice President Spiro Agnew hits 2 tee shots into crowd while golfing, injuring 2
- 1972-08-23 Republican convention (Miami Beach, Fla) renominates Vice President Spiro Agnew but not unanimous: 1 vote went to NBC newsman David Brinkley
- 1973-08-08 US Vice President Spiro Agnew says reports he took kickbacks are "damned lies" from government contracts in Maryland. Vowed not to resign.
- 1973-10-10 US Vice President Spiro Agnew resigns after pleading no contest to allegations of tax fraud
- 1973-10-12 US President Richard Nixon nominates Gerald Ford to replace Spiro Agnew as Vice President
- 1973-12-06 Gerald Ford sworn-in as first unelected Vice President, succeeds Spiro Agnew who resigned over corruption allegations
- 1974-05-02 Former US Vice President Spiro Agnew disbarred