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 the U.S. Senate, 1949 to 1960, with an unsurpassed record as Senate Majority Leader.
Erected 1966 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker
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. Touch for map. Marker is located at the Danny L. Bruce Flag Plaza at Dallas Love Field Airport. Marker is in this post office area: Dallas TX 75235, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 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); Propeller From The RMS Lusitania (approx. 3 miles away); Greenwood Cemetery (approx. 3.9 miles away); Colonel C.C. Slaughter (approx. 4 miles away); Mickey Charles Mantle (approx. 4.2 miles away); St. Paul United Methodist Church (approx. 4½ 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.
Also see . . . After nearly five decades, the spot where LBJ was sworn in is identified. An article from The Dallas Morning News. (Submitted on September 13, 2016.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 26, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 13, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 248 times since then and 53 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.