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U.S. Presidential Inaugurations: Gerald R. Ford

Gerald R. Ford, half-length portrait, facing front, with arms crossed
[Gerald R. Ford, half-length portrait, facing front, with arms crossed].
August 27, 1974.
Prints and Photographs Division.

Oath of Office - August 9, 1974

Facts*

  • First unelected vice president to assume the presidency.
  • First vice president to assume the presidency under the provisions of the 25th Amendment to the Constitution, which specifies that, upon the resignation of the president, the vice president shall become president.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remarks by Gerald R. Ford upon being sworn in as 38th President of the United States
Remarks by Gerald R. Ford upon
being sworn in as 38th President of the
United States
. (PDF, 1.28 MB)
August 9, 1974.
Congressional Record, 120 Cong. Rec. 27708 (1974).

President Gerald Ford speaking into microphones
[President Gerald Ford speaking into microphones]
Thomas J. O'Halloran and Warren K. Leffler, photographers; August 9, 1974.
Prints and Photographs Division.

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* This information is based on a compilation by the Office of the Curator, Architect of the Capitol, Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies, from contemporary accounts and other sources. Additional research provided by Library of Congress staff.

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