45TH INAUGURAL CEREMONIES
January 20, 1965
Sen. B. Everett Jordan (D-NC), Chair
Sen. John J. Sparkman (D-AL)
Sen. Leverett Saltonstall (R-MA)
Rep. John W. McCormack (D-MA)
Rep. Carl B. Albert (D-OK)
Rep. Charles A. Halleck (R-IN)
THE SWEARING-IN CEREMONIES
The Swearing-In Ceremony:
Lyndon Baines Johnson was sworn-in for his first full term as the 36th President of the United States, and Hubert Humphrey was sworn-in as the 38th Vice President of the United States.
East Portico, U.S. Capitol
Skies were cloudy and one inch of snow lay on the ground. Estimated temperature of 38°F.
Johnson took the oath on the same family Bible he used at his Vice-Presidential Inauguration in 1961. It was closed.
OPENING MUSICAL SELECTION
“Stars and Stripes Forever” performed by the United States Marine Band under the direction of Lt. Col. Albert F. Schoepper.
The Most Reverend Robert E. Lucey, S.T.D., archbishop of San Antonio
“Hail, America” performed by the United States Marine Band under the direction of Lt. Col. Albert F. Schoepper.
A special arrangement of “America, the Beautiful” performed by Leontyne Price accompanied by the United States Marine Band.
Rabbi Hyman Judah Schachtel, Congregation Beth Israel, Houston, TX.
VICE PRESIDENTIAL OATH OF OFFICE
Administered to Hubert Humphrey by the Honorable John W. McCormack, Speaker of the House.
PRESIDENTIAL OATH OF OFFICE
Administered to Lyndon Baines Johnson by the Honorable Earl Warren, Chief Justice of the United States.
President Lyndon Baines Johnson
“This is My Country” performed by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, conducted by Richard P. Condie
His Eminence Archbishop Iakovos, Greek Orthodox archbishop of North and South America
The NATIONAL ANTHEM
Performed by the United States Marine Band