48TH INAUGURAL CEREMONIES TEST

JAMES E.

CARTER

January 20, 1977

WALTER

MONDALE

THEME: FILL IN

INAUGURAL COMMITTEE

Sen. Howard W. Cannon (D-NV), Chair

Sen. Robert C. Byrd (D-WV)

Sen. Mark Hatfield (R-OR)

Rep. Thomas P. O’Neill Jr. (D-MA)

Rep. Jim Wright (D-TX)

Rep. John J. Rhodes (R-AZ)

THE SWEARING-IN CEREMONIES

The Swearing-In Ceremony:

James E. Carter was sworn-in as the 39th President of the United States, and Walter Mondale was sworn-in as the 42th Vice President of the United States.

Location:

East Portico, U.S. Capitol
Washington, DC

Weather:

It was cold and sunny. The wind chill temperature was in the teens. Estimated noon temperature of 28°F.

Bible:

Family Bible, open to VI Micah 6:8, and the Bible used by George Washington (belonging to St. John’s Mason Lodge No. 1)

FACTS, FIRSTS, AND PRECEDENTS

Jimmy Carter was the first President to walk from the Capitol to the White House in the parade following the Swearing-In Ceremony; Carter requested that the Inaugural Luncheon, hosted by the JCCIC be canceled.