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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