Swearing-In Ceremony for President Lyndon Baines Johnson
Oath of Office
Administered to Lyndon Baines Johnson by the Honorable Sarah T. Hughes, U.S. District Judge of the Northern District of Texas.
- Bible Used: Unknown
- Attire: Business suit
Conference Room aboard Air Force One,
Facts, Firsts & Precedents
Johnson assumed the Presidency upon the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Kennedy was shot and killed by Lee Harvey Oswald on November 22, 1963, in Dallas, Texas.
First time a woman administered the oath of office (U.S. District Judge Sarah T. Hughes swore in Johnson on Air Force One).
First and only time a President took the oath of office on an airplane.