Judy Agnew

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Judy Agnew
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Judy Agnew second from left, 1971
Second Lady of the United States
In office
January 20, 1969 – October 10, 1973
Preceded by Muriel Humphrey
Succeeded by Betty Ford
First Lady of Maryland
In office
January 25, 1967 – January 7, 1969
Preceded by Helen Avalynne Tawes
Succeeded by Barbara Oberfeld
Personal details
Born Elinor Isabel Judefind
(1921-04-23)April 23, 1921
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Died June 20, 2012(2012-06-20) (aged 91)
Rancho Mirage, California, U.S.
Spouse(s) Spiro Agnew (m. 1942–1996, his death)
Relations William Lee Judefind, Ruth Elinor Schafer
Children Pamela Lee Agnew, James Rand Agnew, Susan Scott Agnew, and Elinor Kimberly Agnew
Occupation Second Lady of the United States

Elinor Isabel "Judy" Judefind Agnew (April 23, 1921 – June 20, 2012) was the wife of the 39th Vice President of the United States, Spiro Agnew, who also served as Governor of Maryland.

Born Elinor Isabel Judefind in Baltimore, Maryland,[1] she was daughter of William Lee Judefind, a chemist, and his wife, the former Ruth Elinor Schafer. Her paternal grandfather was a Methodist minister.

She married Agnew on May 27, 1942 in Baltimore; he had graduated from Army Officer Candidate School two days earlier. They had four children: Pamela Lee Agnew (Mrs. Robert E. DeHaven), James Rand Agnew, Susan Scott Agnew (Mrs. Colin Neilson Macindoe), and Elinor Kimberly Agnew.[2]

Agnew died on June 20, 2012 in Rancho Mirage, California, age 91.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Judy Agnew, Wife of Vice President, Dies at 91". The New York Times, June 27, 2012.
  2. ^ "Nation: Running Mate's Mate". time.com. Time. August 23, 1968. Retrieved January 3, 2010. 
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Muriel Humphrey
Second Lady of the United States
Succeeded by
Betty Ford
Preceded by
Helen Avalynne Gibson
First Lady of Maryland
Succeeded by
Barbara Oberfeld Mandel