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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 byMuriel Humphrey Brown
Succeeded byBetty Ford
First Lady of Maryland
In office
January 25, 1967 – January 7, 1969
Preceded byHelen Avalynne Tawes
Succeeded byBarbara Oberfeld
Personal details
Elinor Isabel Judefind

(1921-04-23)April 23, 1921
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
DiedJune 20, 2012(2012-06-20) (aged 91)
Rancho Mirage, California, U.S.
Spouse(s)Spiro Agnew (1942–1996, his death)
ChildrenPamela, James Rand, Susan, and Kimberly
ParentsWilliam Lee Judefind
Ruth Elinor Schafer
OccupationSecond 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.[1] Her birthname is Elinor Isabel Judefind.[1]



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)[2]
  • James Rand Agnew[2]
  • Susan Scott Agnew (Mrs. Colin Neilson Macindoe)[2]
  • Elinor Kimberly Agnew[2]


She died on June 20, 2012 in Rancho Mirage, California.[1]