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Spiro Agnew served as U.S. Vice-President from 1969-73 under Pres. Nixon.
Spiro T. Agnew was an Episcopalian.
Spiro Agnew a Greek American, but his religious affiliation was not Greek Orthodox.
From: Political Graveyard website (http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/afan-aieta.html#R9W0V2LMP; viewed 29 November 2005):
Agnew, Spiro Theodore (1918-1996) - also known as Spiro T. Agnew; Spiro Theodore Anagnostopoulos; "Spiro T. Eggplant"; "Nixon's Nixon"; "The White Knight" - of Towson, Baltimore County, Md. Born in Baltimore, Md., November 9, 1918. Son of Theodore Spiro Agnew and Margaret Akers Agnew; married, May 27, 1942, to Elinor Isabel 'Judy' Judefind. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict; lawyer; Baltimore County Executive, 1962-66; Governor of Maryland, 1967-69; Vice President of the United States, 1969-73. Episcopalian. Greek ancestry. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Kiwanis; Order of Ahepa; Phi Alpha Delta. Was charged with accepting bribes and falsifying federal income tax returns; pleaded no contest to tax evasion, and resigned as Vice-President, October 10, 1973; disbarred by a Maryland court in 1974. Died, of leukemia, in Atlantic General Hospital, Berlin, Worcester County, Md., September 17, 1996. Interment at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens, Timonium, Md.
From: Peter Roberts, "Spiro Theodore Agnew" page in "God and Country" section of "Science Resources on the Net" website (http://www.geocities.com/peterroberts.geo/Relig-Politics/STAgnew.html; viewed 29 November 2005):
Religious Affiliation: Episcopalian
"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
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