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Oath of Office of President Johnson

 
 
Oath of Office of President Johnson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 8, 2016
1. Oath of Office of President Johnson Marker
Inscription.
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
Danny L. Bruce Flag Plaza Markers image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 8, 2016
2. Danny L. Bruce Flag Plaza Markers
Oath of Office of President Johnson marker is on the right
Number 6805.)
 
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); The Crossroads (approx. 2.9 miles away); 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). 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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Markers (on left) at Danny L. Bruce Flag Plaza image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 8, 2016
3. Markers (on left) at Danny L. Bruce Flag Plaza
View to north
Herb Kelleher Way leading to the Love Field terminals is on the left
View to Southeast Along Herb Kelleher Way image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 8, 2016
4. View to Southeast Along Herb Kelleher Way
Marker and flag plaza on left (east) side of road
Oath of Office of President Johnson image. Click for full size.
By Cecil Stoughton, November 22, 1963
5. Oath of Office of President Johnson
This photograph in the public domain is of the oath of office of President Johnson aboard Air Force One at Love Field Airport two hours and eight minutes after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Dallas, Texas. Jacqueline Kennedy (right), looks on. Left to right: Mac Kilduff (holding dictating machine), Judge Sarah T. Hughes, Jack Valenti, Congressman Albert Thomas, Marie Fehmer (behind Thomas), First Lady Lady Bird Johnson, Dallas Police Chief Jesse Curry, President Lyndon B. Johnson, Evelyn Lincoln (eyeglasses visible above LBJ's shoulder), Congressman Homer Thornberry (in shadow, partially obscured by LBJ), Roy Kellerman (partially obscured by Thornberry), Lem Johns (partially obscured by Mrs. Kennedy), former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, Pamela Turnure (behind Brooks), Congressman Jack Brooks and Bill Moyers (mostly obscured by Brooks).
 
 
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 270 times since then and 75 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.
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