The Fifty-Seventh Presidential Inauguration on January 21, 2013 presented by the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies.

Swearing-In Ceremony for President Gerald R. Ford


Courtesy Gerald R. Ford Library

Oath of Office

Administered to Gerald R. Ford by the Honorable Warren E. Burger, Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

  • Bible Used: Bible held by his wife, open to Proverbs 3:5-6
  • Attire: Dark business suit
  • Location

    East Room,
    The White House
    Washington, DC

  • 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.

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