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Second inauguration of Lyndon B. Johnson

Second Presidential Inauguration of Lyndon B. Johnson
Date January 20, 1965 (1965-01-20)
Location U.S. Capitol,
Washington, D.C.
Participants President of the United States, Lyndon B. Johnson
Assuming office
Chief Justice of the United States,
Earl Warren
Administering oath
Vice President of the United States
Hubert H. Humphrey, Jr.
Assuming office
Speaker of the United States House of Representatives,
John William McCormack
Administering oath

The second inauguration of Lyndon B. Johnson as the 36th President of the United States was held on January 20, 1965.

The inauguration marked the commencement of the second term (and first full four-year term) of Lyndon B. Johnson as President and the only four-year term of Hubert Humphrey as Vice President. Chief Justice Earl Warren administered the Oath of office. Lady Bird Johnson founded the tradition of First Ladies participating in the ceremony by holding the President's Bible.[1]

An estimated 1.2 million attended the inauguration, at the time the record holder for any event held at the National Mall until the Obama inauguration in 2009. This was the last time an inauguration was covered by newsreels.[2]

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References

  1. ^ http://inaugural.senate.gov/history/chronology/lbjohnson1965.cfm
  2. ^ Issenberg, Sasha (January 2, 2009). "For inauguration zeal, LBJ '65 may be the precedent for Obama". The Boston Globe. Retrieved January 22, 2009. 

External links

  • The short film Inauguration of President Johnson (1965) is available for free download at the Internet Archive []
  • President Johnson 1965 Inaugural Address on YouTube
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