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Judy Agnew, widow of Spiro Agnew, dies

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- The widow of former Vice President Spiro Agnew has died. Judy Agnew was 91.

Agnew's daughter Susan Sagle said Friday her mother died on June 20 in Rancho Mirage, Calif.

The wife of the man who became known as President Richard Nixon's strident point man stayed out of politics, focusing on family life.

Former Rep. Helen Bentley, a Maryland Republican and longtime friend, described her as a pleasant woman. "She was always doing whatever she could for her children and her husband, Spiro," Bentley said.

In October 1973, Spiro Agnew pleaded no contest to a single count of income-tax evasion and resigned from the vice presidency. He died in 1996. -- AP

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