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Object Name: Button
Date: 1972-1973
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Medium: Metal, plastic
Dimensions: Overall: 1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm)
Place made: North America, United States, New York
Description: Circular pin-back button: "NIXON/KNEW./AND/AGNEW"; beneath is an image of a lady bug; blue and white.
Credit Line: Gift of Norma P. Munn
Object Number: 2002.68.20
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Marks: printed: on side of button: "N.G. SLATER CORP., N.Y.C. 11"

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Spiro Theodore Agnew (1918-1996), became the only vice president of the United States to resign his office while under criminal investigation. In 1968 and 1972, Agnew had won election as vice president under President Richard M. Nixon. This pin states that Agnew had knowledge of Nixon's criminal activity.