The 47th Presidential

Inauguration

Richard M. Nixon

January 20, 1973
Call to Order and Welcoming Remarks

Marlow W. Cook

Invocation

The Reverend Dr. E.V. Hill

Musical Selection

"Inaugural Fanfare" performed by the United States Marine Band under the direction of Lt. Col. Dale Hooper

Prayer

Rabbi Seymour Siegel

Vice Presidential Oath of Office

Administered to Spiro T. Agnew (Resigned October 10, 1973)


Vice Presidential Oath of Office

Administered to Gerald R. Ford (Appointed October 12, 1973)

Prayer

Greek Orthodox Archbishop Iakavos

Musical Selection

"America the Beautiful" by the Combined Service Academies Chorus

Presidential Oath of Office

Administered to Richard M. Nixon by the Honorable Warren E. Burger, Chief Justice of the United States.

Inaugural

Address

‘When we met here four years ago, America was bleak in spirit, depressed by the prospect of seemingly endless war abroad and of destructive conflict at home.’

Benediction

Cardinal Terence James Cooke

The National Anthem

Performed by Ethel Ennis

Facts, Firsts &

Precedents

Richard Nixon became the first President to resign on August 9, 1974.

Location
East Portico, U.S. Capitol
Washington, DC
Weather
Cloudy and windy, with a noon temperature of 42°F.
Bible
Two brown leather family Bibles, open to Isaiah 2:2-4 (same Bibles used at his 1969 Inauguration)
Inaugural Committee