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[Library of Congress]


39th Vice President (1969-1973)

Biographical Data
Religious Views
References, Links, & Further Reading

Education: Johns Hopkins University, University of Baltimore Law School

Occupation: lawyer

Political Affiliation: Republican

Religious Affiliation: Episcopalian

Summary of Religious Views:

Views on Religion & Politics:


"I believe that public tax money for education should be confined to what is basic education and not such auxiliary services as transportation, sports, cultural television and such ancillary Federal programs as Operation Headstart.
"But I believe just as firmly that if we are to continue financing these ancillary services from tax dollars -- and they have grown up around the public school system as extensions of basic education -- then they should be provided equally to all children, those in private and parochial schools as well as those in public schools." -- News Release and Statement on Tax Refunds for Basic Education, October 6, 1967

References, Links, & Further Reading: Books, Articles, Links


Works by Spiro T. Agnew

The Canfield Decision [fiction], Putnam, 1976
Go Quietly...Or Else, William Morrow, 1980
Where He Stands: the Life and Convictions of Spiro T. Agnew, Hawthorn Books, 1968


Joseph Albright, What makes Spiro Run: The Life and Times of Spiro Agnew, Dodd Mead, 1972
Richard M. Cohen, A Heartbeat Away - The Investigation & Resignation of Vice President Spiro T. Agnew, Viking Press, 1974
John R. Coyne, The Impudent Snobs: Agnew vs. the Intellectual Establishment,, Arlington House, 1972
Theo Lippman, Spiro Agnew's America, W.W. Norton, 1972
Jules Witcover, White Knight: The Rise of Spiro Agnew, Random House, 1972



Works by Spiro T. Agnew

Addresses and State Papers of Spiro T. Agnew (Maryland State Archives)
Television News Coverage (American Rhetoric)

Biographical Sites

AGNEW, Spiro Theodore, 1918-1996 (Biographical Directory of the US Congress)
Spiro Theodore Agnew (1969-1973) (Vice Presidents of the United States -- U.S. Senate)
Spiro Agnew (Spartacus Encyclopedia)
Spiro T. Agnew (FBI)
Payoff to the Vice President, 1971 (Eye Witness)

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