By Richard L. Wilson
Profiles of significant figures in American politics, from Bella Abzug via Woodrow Wilson, prepared alphabetically, through zone of task, and by way of yr of beginning.
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Clearly a new vice president was necessary, but impeachment of Agnew would be time consuming. Agnew was forced to cut a deal whereby he would resign as vice president, would not contest one felony charge (of the more than 40 that were arrayed against him), would be forced to pay a fine, but would avoid going to prison. The state of Maryland later forced him to repay $248,000 in bribe money to the state. Agnew retired from public life in 1973. He died of acute leukemia on September 17, 1996. Further Reading Agnew, Spiro T.
S. General Pershing. While he faced some congressional criticism for a lack of preparedness when the war broke out, the real cause of any lack of preparedness predated Baker. S. armed forces to an unprecedented degree. Baker’s close association with Wilson continued after the president suffered his incapacitating strokes in 1919. He strongly defended the president’s plan for the League of Nations as a part of the Versailles Peace Treaty. S. participation in the League. In 1928, he was appointed to the Permanent Court of Arbitration located at The Hague.
A Heartbeat Away: The Investigation and Resignation of Vice President Spiro T. Agnew. New York: Viking Press, 1974. Coyne, John R. The Impudent Snobs: Agnew vs. the Intellectual Establishment. Y: Arlington House, 1972. 13 Hernon, Joseph Martin. S. Senate—1789–1990. : M. E. Sharpe, 1997. Hoff-Wilson, Joan. “Richard M. Nixon” in The American Presidents, edited by Frank N. Magill, John L. Loos, and Tracy Irons-Georges. : Salem Press, 2000. Peterson, Robert W. Agnew: The Coining of a Household Word.
American Political Leaders by Richard L. Wilson