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September 19, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Former Vice President Spiro T. Agnew, 77, died of "undiagnosed acute leukemia," his family said in a terse statement released by hospital officials in Berlin, Md., where he died the day before. Any funeral services would be private, the statement said.
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September 22, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Spiro T. Agnew, who rose from PTA president to vice president only to resign in disgrace, was buried beneath an oak tree in Timonium with no mention of the end to his political career in 1973. There were no ex-presidents among the mourners at the suburban Baltimore cemetery and almost no news media coverage. The 77-year-old former Maryland governor, who became President Nixon's strident point man, died of leukemia.
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NEWS
September 22, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Spiro T. Agnew, who rose from PTA president to vice president only to resign in disgrace, was buried beneath an oak tree in Timonium with no mention of the end to his political career in 1973. There were no ex-presidents among the mourners at the suburban Baltimore cemetery and almost no news media coverage. The 77-year-old former Maryland governor, who became President Nixon's strident point man, died of leukemia.
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September 19, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Former Vice President Spiro T. Agnew, 77, died of "undiagnosed acute leukemia," his family said in a terse statement released by hospital officials in Berlin, Md., where he died the day before. Any funeral services would be private, the statement said.
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May 25, 1995 | From Associated Press
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."
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April 7, 1989 | VIRGINIA ELLIS, Times Staff Writer
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.
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April 4, 1989 | VIRGINIA ELLIS, Times Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
December 7, 1992 | EDWIN CHEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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January 24, 1989 | From Times wire services
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.
NEWS
June 1, 1991
Henry E. Petersen, 70, a retired career prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice who supervised the early Watergate investigation. Petersen spent his entire 27-year career with the department, rising from FBI agent to the organized crime section and eventually to chief of the criminal division. In addition to the Watergate case, which forced President Richard M. Nixon to resign, Petersen directed the corruption case against former Vice President Spiro T. Agnew.
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May 25, 1995 | From Associated Press
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."
NEWS
December 7, 1992 | EDWIN CHEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
April 7, 1989 | VIRGINIA ELLIS, Times Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
April 4, 1989 | VIRGINIA ELLIS, Times Staff Writer
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.
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June 28, 1991 | Associated Press
President Bush took part in the unveiling of his bust Thursday in the Capitol, quipping: "I can't quite get used to this. I'm not even dead yet." He called the white marble bust by sculptor Walker Hancock a "magnificent work, given what he had to work with." Marble busts of all former vice presidents except Spiro T. Agnew are in the Capitol. Bush is the first sitting President to attend the unveiling of his vice presidential bust.
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December 12, 1992
Eugene Twardowicz, 55, the federal investigator whose efforts brought down Vice President Spiro T. Agnew and Maryland Gov. Marvin Mandel. Twardowicz had worked for the criminal investigation and intelligence divisions of the Internal Revenue Service in Maryland from 1961 to 1977 and was chief investigator for the U.S. attorney's office in Baltimore from 1978 until his retirement in 1987.
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