The 43rd Presidential


Dwight D. Eisenhower

March 21, 1957
Call to Order and Welcoming Remarks

Styles Bridges


The Reverend Dr. Edward L.R. Elson, National Presbyterian Church of Washington, DC

The National Anthem

Marian Anderson

Vice Presidential Oath of Office

Administered to Richard M. Nixon by the Honorable William Knowland, Senator of the U.S. Senate.


His Eminence Michael, Archbishop of the Greek Orthodox Church in North and South America

Musical Selection

"America the Beautiful" by the United States Marine Band

Musical Selection

"America" by Brian Sullivan accompanied by the United States Marine Band


Dr. Louis Finkelstein, Chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America

Presidential Oath of Office

Administered to Dwight D. Eisenhower by the Honorable Earl Warren, Chief Justice of the United States.



‘Mr. Chairman, Mr. Vice President, Mr. Chief Justice, Mr. Speaker, members of my family and friends, my countrymen, and the friends of my country, wherever they may be, we meet again, as upon a like moment four years ago, and again you have witnessed my solemn oath of service to you.’


Cardinal Edward Mooney, Archbishop of Detroit

The Star Spangled Banner

The United States Marine Band

Facts, Firsts &


January 20, 1957 fell on a Sunday, so Eisenhower was sworn in privately that day by Chief Justice Earl Warren in the White House East Room. His public Inauguration was held on Monday, January 21, 1957.

East Portico, U.S. Capitol
Washington, DC
Light snow in the early morning. Cloudy skies with a few flurries in the afternoon. Estimated noon temperature of 44°F.
Eisenhower used his personal "West Point Bible," open to Psalm 33:12
Inaugural Committee