First inauguration of Dwight D. Eisenhower

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First Presidential Inauguration of Dwight D. Eisenhower
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Date January 20, 1953; 61 years ago (1953-01-20)
Location Washington, D.C.
U.S. Capitol
Participants President of the United StatesDwight D. Eisenhower
Assuming office
Chief Justice of the United States,
Fred M. Vinson
Administering oath
Vice President of the United States
Richard M. Nixon
Assuming office

The first inauguration of Dwight D. Eisenhower as the 34th President of the United States was held on January 20, 1953. The inauguration marked the commencement of the first four-year term of Dwight D. Eisenhower as President and Richard Nixon as Vice President. Chief Justice Fred M. Vinson administered the Oath of office to Eisenhower. Nixon was sworn in as Vice President by Senator William Knowland of California minutes earlier.

This marks the first occasion in which a President-elect who did not already hold the office, became President under the terms of the 20th amendment.

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