Swearing-In Ceremony for President Gerald R. Ford
Oath of Office
Administered to Gerald R. Ford by the Honorable Warren E. Burger, Chief Justice of the United States.
- Bible Used: Bible held by his wife, open to Proverbs 3:5-6
- Attire: Dark business suit
The White House
Facts, Firsts & Precedents
First unelected Vice President to become President.
Ford assumed the Presidency upon the resignation of Richard M. Nixon. Facing impeachment proceedings for his role in the Watergate scandal and alleged cover-up, Nixon resigned on August 9, 1974.