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U.S. Presidential Inaugurations: Richard M. Nixon

Richard M. Nixon, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front
[Richard M. Nixon, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front].
[Between 1969 and 1974].
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First Inauguration - January 20, 1969 | Second Inauguration - January 20, 1973

First Inauguration - January 20, 1969


  • Took the oath of office on two Bibles; both family heirlooms.
  • Nixon's Inauguration included an official, three-faith prayer service, open to the public, in the West Auditorium of the State Department.










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Second Inauguration - January 20, 1973


  • Richard Nixon became the first President to resign on August 9, 1974

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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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