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Why did Vice President Spiro T. Agnew resign?

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2011-01-29 20:34:54

He resigned on October 10, 1973, as a result of criminal

investigations dating from his term as the Governor of Maryland

(January, 1967 - January, 1969). He later pled "no contest" to

bribery charges and was disbarred.

After being forced to resign as Vice President, his party did

not consider him to be a viable candidate for President.

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