Second inauguration of Lyndon B. Johnson

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Second Presidential Inauguration of Lyndon B. Johnson
1965 Inauguration of President Lyndon Johnson.jpg
Date January 20, 1965; 53 years ago (1965-01-20)
Location U.S. Capitol,
Washington, D.C.
Participants Lyndon Baines Johnson
President of the United States
— Assuming office
Earl Warren
Chief Justice of the United States
— Administering oath
Hubert Horatio Humphrey, Jr.
Vice President of the United States
— Assuming office
John William McCormack
Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
— Administering oath

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

The inauguration marked the commencement of the second (only full) term of Lyndon B. Johnson as President and the only 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]

See also


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  2. ^ Issenberg, Sasha (January 2, 2009). "For inauguration zeal, LBJ '65 may be the precedent for Obama". The Boston Globe. Archived from the original on May 5, 2009. 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 (with audio) on YouTube
  • Text of Johnson's Inaugural Address
  • Audio of Johnson's Inaugural Address
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