The Swearing In of

Gerald R. Ford

August 09, 1974
Oath of Office

Administered to Gerald R. Ford by the Honorable Warren E. Burger, Chief Justice of the United States.

Facts, Firsts &

Precedents

  • First unelected Vice President to become President.

  • Ford assumed the Presidency upon the resignation of Richard M. Nixon. Facing impeachment proceedings for his role in the Watergate scandal and alleged cover-up, Nixon resigned on August 9, 1974.

Location
East Room, The White House
Washington, DC
Weather
Unknown
Bible
Bible held by his wife, open to Proverbs 3:5-6