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

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,
Love Field
Dallas, TX

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.