The Fifty-Seventh Presidential Inauguration on January 21, 2013 presented by the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies.

Swearing-In Ceremony for President Andrew Johnson

Library of Congress

Oath of Office

Administered to Andrew Johnson by the Honorable Salmon P. Chase, Chief Justice of the United States.

  • Bible Used: Origin of the Bible unknown, but said to have been opened to Proverbs 20 and 21.
  • Attire: Unknown


Twelfth Street and Pennsylvania Ave. NW,
Kirkwood Hotel
Washington, DC

Facts, Firsts & Precedents

Abraham Lincoln had been shot at Ford's Theatre by John Wilkes Booth on April 14, 1865. He died the next day. Johnson took the oath of office in the presence of cabinet members, several Senators and House members, and other dignitaries.