Swearing-In Ceremony for President Dwight D. Eisenhower
Forty-Third Inaugural Ceremonies, January 20, 1957
Call to Order and Welcoming Remarks
- Styles Bridges
The Reverend Dr. Edward L.R. Elson, National Presbyterian Church of Washington, DC
The National Anthem
Vice Presidential Oath of Office
Administered to Richard M. Nixon by the Honorable William Knowland, Senator of the U.S. Senate.
His Eminence Michael, Archbishop of the Greek Orthodox Church in North and South America
"America the Beautiful" by the United States Marine Band
"America" by Brian Sullivan accompanied by the United States Marine Band
Dr. Louis Finkelstein, Chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America
Presidential Oath of Office
Administered to Dwight D. Eisenhower by the Honorable Earl Warren, Chief Justice of the United States.
- Bible Used: Eisenhower used his personal "West Point Bible," open to Psalm 33:12
- Attire: Morning coat and striped trousers, Homburg hat
‘Mr. Chairman, Mr. Vice President, Mr. Chief Justice, Mr. Speaker, members of my family and friends, my countrymen, and the friends of my country, wherever they may be, we meet again, as upon a like moment four years ago, and again you have witnessed my solemn oath of service to you.’
Read the address
Cardinal Edward Mooney, Archbishop of Detroit
The Star Spangled Banner
The United States Marine Band
Light snow in the early morning. Cloudy skies with a few flurries in the afternoon. Estimated noon temperature of 44°F.
Facts, Firsts & Precedents
Forty-Third Inaugural Ceremonies
January 20, 1957 fell on a Sunday, so Eisenhower was sworn in privately that day by Chief Justice Earl Warren in the White House East Room. His public Inauguration was held on Monday, January 21, 1957.