The 45th Presidential

Inauguration

Lyndon Baines Johnson

January 20, 1965
Call to Order and Welcoming Remarks

B. Everett Jordan

Musical Selection

"Stars and Stripes Forever" performed by the United States Marine Band under the direction of Lt. Col. Albert F. Schoepper.

Invocation

The Most Reverend Robert E. Lucey, S.T.D., archbishop of San Antonio


Musical Selection

"Hail, America" performed by the United States Marine Band under the direction of Lt. Col. Albert F. Schoepper.

Musical Selection

A special arrangement of "America, the Beautiful" performed by Leontyne Price accompanied by the United States Marine Band.

Prayer

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 of the U.S. House of Representatives.


Prayer

Reverend George R. Davis, minister National City Christian Church of Washington, DC


Presidential Oath of Office

Administered to Lyndon Baines Johnson by the Honorable Earl Warren, Chief Justice of the United States.



Inaugural

Address

‘ My fellow countrymen, on this occasion, the oath I have taken before you and before God is not mine alone, but ours together.’

Musical Selection

"This is My Country" performed by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, conducted by Richard P. Condie

Benediction

His Eminence Archbishop Iakovos, Greek Orthodox archbishop of North and South America


The National Anthem

Performed by the United States Marine Band

Facts, Firsts &

Precedents

Security for Johnson's Inauguration was tight following the assasination of John F. Kennedy in 1963. For the first time, the President rode in a bullet-proofed limousine.

Location
East Portico, U.S. Capitol
Washington, DC
Weather
Skies were cloudy and one inch of snow lay on the ground. Estimated temperature of 38°F.
Bible
Johnson took the oath on the same family Bible he used at his Vice Presidential Inauguration in 1961. It was closed.
Inaugural Committee