The Agnew administration provided 60 miles of new water supply
lines, 120 miles of sanitary sewage lines, and built new schools, im-
proved teacher salaries, reduced the pupil-teacher classroom ratio by
fourteen percent, began public kindergartens, reorganized the police
bureau and pioneered in community college curricula to fill employ-
ment gaps in the fields of police work and social services.
During his first year in office, he was elected a director of the
National Association of Counties and subsequently represented the
association at Congressional hearings.
In 1966, County Executive Agnew, with the full endorsement of
Maryland Republican leaders, ran for governor. He handily won the
primary and on November 8, 1966, the day before his 48th birthday,
he was elected governor by a margin of 81,775 votes over his Demo-
cratic opponent in a three-way race.
The Governor was married in 1942 to the former Elinor Isabel
Judefind of Baltimore, whose father, the late Dr. W. Lee Judefind,
was a chemist and vice president of the Davison Chemical Company.
They have four children, Pamela, born July 5, 1943, Randy, born
September 9, 1946, Susan, born October 23, 1947, and Kimberly, born
December 9, 1955.
Governor Agnew retains his membership in the Loch Raven Kiwanis
Club, the Parkville post of the American Legion, and his Greek com-
munity affiliations in the Order of Ahepa. He was brought up in the
Episcopal faith. The Governor is an avid golfer, and a fan of the
professional Baltimore Colts and Baltimore Orioles. He also enjoys
reading, listening to music and playing the piano for relaxation.