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 (ăg′no͞o′, -nyo͞o′), Spiro Theodore 1918-1996.
Vice president of the United States (1969-1973) under Richard M. Nixon. Agnew resigned amid charges of illegal financial dealings during his governorship of Maryland (1966-1968).
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(Biography) Spiro (ˈspɪərəʊ) Theodore. 1918–96, US Republican politician; vice president (1969–73)
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Spi•ro T(heodore) (ˈspɪər oʊ) 1918–96, U.S. vice president 1969–73; resigned 1973.
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You remember that landscape of mine, for which Agnew offered me such a huge price but which I would not part with?
Glasgow Sheriff Court heard that Agnew, of Govan, Glasgow, sent eight threatening emails to the former Scottish Labour leadership contender between February 5 and February 24 last year.
Instead of wasting another PS2.3million of our money on April Fool's Day advisers, the Tory Education Minister Theodore Agnew should beg forgiveness and then hand in his satchel.
SHEFFIELD Wednesday's interim boss Steve Agnew revealed Steve Bruce cannot wait to get started on his latest managerial challenge.
The court rejected as "ludicrous" Rodney Lee Agnew's argument, through counsel, that the conversation should not have been admitted at his trial.
The on-fire Fifers were 3-0 up by the interval after strikes from Kevin Smith, Scott Agnew and Rory Currie.
When the owner of a greenhouse in the small town decided to retire and close his business, Marge Agnew, owner of Agnew Hardware Hank, knew that area residents would need to find a new place to buy their plants for the spring.
STEVE Agnew says the group of Villa players training in Portugal couldn't be in a better place at this point in pre-season.
It is alleged that Alexander Agnew travelled at speeds of up to 47 miles an hour through 30-mph restricted streets and even failed to slow down for speed bumps.
TONY Pulis's Middlesbrough will be a team to watch in 2018, predicts Steve Agnew.