This Day in the Yesteryear: US VICE PRESIDENT SPIRO AGNEW RESIGNS (1973)

 

US Vice President Spiro Agnew Resigns (1973)

After being investigated for extortion and bribery allegedly committed while he was governor of Maryland, Agnew pleaded no contest to a charge of tax evasion and became the second US vice president to resign. President Richard Nixon then selected House Minority Leader Gerald Ford to replace Agnew. The following year, Nixon himself was forced to resign for his role in the Watergate scandal, making Ford president. Agnew’s portrait was removed from the Maryland State House in 1979. Who put it back? More… Discuss

 

3 responses to “This Day in the Yesteryear: US VICE PRESIDENT SPIRO AGNEW RESIGNS (1973)

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