May 25, 1995 |
Spiro T. Agnew came to the U.S. Senate on Wednesday after a 22-year absence to be honored with a statue like those depicting all the other former vice presidents. Addressing what he called the people opposed to the honor, Agnew, 76, said the bust "is not so much about me, but with the institution of the vice presidency." He was elected and reelected, he said, and "that fact is a fact of American history."
April 7, 1989 |
Former Vice President Spiro T. Agnew is not entitled to California income tax deductions for the $142,500 he paid the state of Maryland as restitution for bribes he collected while in public office, a tax appeals board ruled Thursday. The California Board of Equalization voted unanimously to deny the former vice president's request for a $24,197 tax refund after one member asserted that it would be ridiculous to construe the repayment of bribes to be deductible business expenses.
April 4, 1989 |
Former Vice President Spiro T. Agnew, claiming he is entitled to tax deductions for the $142,500 he paid Maryland as restitution for bribes he collected while governor, is asking the State Board of Equalization to refund $24,197 in California income taxes. Agnew, a resident of Rancho Mirage, claimed the deduction on his 1982 California income tax return after a Maryland circuit judge directed him to reimburse that state for the bribes he had accepted plus $101,235 in interest.
December 7, 1992 |
Within hours of the 1972 assassination attempt on independent presidential candidate George C. Wallace, then-President Richard M. Nixon and a top aide agreed to dispatch a political operative to plant campaign literature of Democratic contender George S. McGovern in the home of Wallace's assailant, according to a report based on still-unreleased White House tapes. The attempt was aborted by the designated operative, E.
September 18, 1996 |
Spiro T. Agnew, who earned an enduring but unenviable niche in American history as the first vice president forced to resign in disgrace, died Tuesday afternoon at a hospital in Berlin, Md. He was 77. The cause of death was not revealed. A desk clerk at English Towers in Ocean City, where Agnew had an apartment, said that the former vice president was transported to a nearby hospital by volunteer firefighters from Ocean City about 3 p.m. EDT.
January 24, 1989 |
Former Vice President Spiro T. Agnew tumbled off a bicycle and broke a hip during the weekend, but was reported today to be recovering in good condition at Eisenhower Medical Center. Agnew, 70, who lives near the hospital, was taken to the emergency room Sunday afternoon by ambulance and admitted at 2:40 p.m., hospital spokesman Mike McFadden said. Agnew, Richard M. Nixon's first vice president, resigned the office in 1973 in disgrace.