ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Judy Agnew, the widow of former Vice President and Maryland Gov. Spiro Agnew, has died. She was 91.

Susan Sagle, Agnew’s daughter, said Friday her mother died on June 20 in Rancho Mirage, Calif., with her four children present.

Sagle says her mother’s health had been deteriorating since 2005 and she developed pneumonia.

Spiro Agnew was elected governor of Maryland in 1966. Richard Nixon chose Agnew to be his running mate in 1968. In October 1973, Agnew pleaded no contest to a single count of income-tax evasion and resigned from the vice presidency. He died in 1996.

Judy Agnew, who was born in Baltimore, is survived by her four children, Pamela DeHaven, James Agnew, Sagle and Kimberly Fisher, as well as six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

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