SWEARING IN OF GERALD R. FORD
August 9, 1974
Gerald F. Ford became the 38th President of the United States upon the resignation of Richard M. Nixon, who resigned on August 9, 1974 while facing impeachment proceedings for his role in the Watergate scandal and alleged cover-up.
OATH OF OFFICE
Administered to Gerald R. Ford by the Honorable Warren E. Burger, Chief Justice of the United States.
East Room, The White House
Bible held by his wife, open to Proverbs 3:5-6
FACTS, FIRSTS & PRECEDENTS
First unelected Vice President to become President.