The Swearing In of

Andrew Johnson

April 15, 1865
Oath of Office

Administered to Andrew Johnson by the Honorable Salmon P. Chase, Chief Justice of the United States.

Facts, Firsts &


Abraham Lincoln had been shot at Ford's Theatre by John Wilkes Booth on April 14, 1865. He died the next day. Johnson took the oath of office in the presence of cabinet members, several Senators and House members, and other dignitaries.

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