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Judy Agnew
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Judy Agnew second from left side in 1971
Wife of the Vice President of the United States
In office
January 20, 1969 – October 10, 1973
Preceded by Muriel Humphrey Brown
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
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 (1942–1996, his death)
Children Pamela, James Rand, Susan, and Kimberly
Parents William Lee Judefind
Ruth Elinor Schafer
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 and Governor of Maryland Spiro Agnew. She was the First Lady of Maryland in 1967 to 1969. She also served the unofficial Second Lady from 1969 to 1973.

Early life

She was born in Baltimore, Maryland. Her birthname is Elinor Isabel Judefind.



She married Agnew on May 27, 1942 in Baltimore, Maryland; he had graduated from Army Officer Candidate School two days before the marriage.


The Agnews had four children:

  • Pamela Lee Agnew (Mrs. Robert E. DeHaven)
  • James Rand Agnew
  • Susan Scott Agnew (Mrs. Colin Neilson Macindoe)
  • Elinor Kimberly Agnew


She died on June 20, 2012 in Rancho Mirage, California.

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