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Herbert L. "Herb" Thompson, Agnew press secretary, dies

Herbert L. "Herb" Thompson, former Associated Press Annapolis bureau chief who later served as press secretary to Spiro T. Agnew during his years as governor and later vice president, died May 30 of pneumonia at a retirement community in State College, Pa. He was 89. The son of a postmaster and an educator, Mr. Thompson was born and raised in Elrod, N.C. He was a graduate of Chadbourne High School and earned a bachelor's degree in 1943 in English and journalism from Wake Forest University. Commissioned an ensign in the Navy, he served in the Pacific Theater during World War II and participated in seven amphibious landings, including the Battle of Iwo Jima. Discharged...