Dallas in Dallas County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Oath of Office of President Johnson
Near this point on November 22, 1963, Vice-President Lyndon Baines Johnson took the oath of office as 36th President of the United States. He is the first Texan to hold the office of President.
The ceremony was held in the central compartment of “Air Force One,” the military aircraft assigned to the President. The plane was parked on the concrete ramp at Gate 28, east concourse of this terminal.
United States District Judge Sarah T. Hughes of Dallas, a friend of long standing, was summoned to administer the oath. (Judge Hughes thus became the first woman in history to give the oath of office to a President of the United States.)
The new chief executive, with Mrs. Johnson on his right and Mrs. John F. Kennedy on the left, was sworn into office at 2:38 pm. In the stresses of the day President Johnson had executive duties thrust upon him immediately, during the flight to the capitol.
For over 30 years he had been in public service. Like some of his ancestors (including a university president) he had taught school, as a young man.
He had served with distinction in Congress, 1937 to 1940; and in
Erected 1966 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 6805.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #36 Lyndon B. Johnson series list. A significant historical date for this entry is November 22, 1963.
Location. 32° 50.479′ N, 96° 50.762′ W. Marker is in Dallas, Texas, in Dallas County. Marker is at the intersection of Herb Kelleher Way and Aviation Place, on the right when traveling north on Herb Kelleher Way. Marker is located at the Danny L. Bruce Flag Plaza at Dallas Love Field Airport. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dallas TX 75235, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Love Field (here, next to this marker); Texas’ First Airmail and Passenger Service (here, next to this marker); Love Field Airman Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Garvin Memorial Cemetery (approx. 1½ miles away); Cochran Chapel Cemetery (approx. 1½ miles away); Cochran Chapel Methodist Church (approx. 1½ miles away); W. P. Cochran Homeplace (approx. 1.6 miles away); Trinity Farms/Rancho Grande Cemetery (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dallas.
More about this marker. The marker was originally placed in the terminal of Love Field. This marker and the two adjacent markers were moved to the Danny L. Bruce Flag Plaza around 2004.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 13, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 500 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 13, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. 3. submitted on September 12, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. 4. submitted on September 13, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. 5. submitted on July 26, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.