Second inauguration of Lyndon B. Johnson

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Second presidential inauguration of Lyndon B. Johnson
DateJanuary 20, 1965; 59 years ago (1965-01-20)
LocationUnited States Capitol,
Washington, D.C.
Organized byJoint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies
ParticipantsLyndon B. Johnson
36th president of the United States
— Assuming office

Earl Warren
Chief Justice of the United States
— Administering oath

Hubert Humphrey
38th vice president of the United States
— Assuming office

John W. 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, at the East Portico of the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. This was the 45th inauguration and marked the second and 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 incoming first ladies participating in the ceremony by holding the sworn-in president's Bible. Vice President Humphrey was sworn in by John W. McCormack, the speaker of the House of Representatives. This was the first inauguration when the president rode in a bulletproof limousine.[1]

An estimated 1.2 million attended the inauguration, the third largest crowd for any event ever held at the National Mall, behind the inaugurations of Truman in 1949 and Obama in 2009. This was the last time an inauguration was covered by newsreels.[2][3]

Inauguration gala[edit]

On January 18 in Washington, D.C. a pre-inauguration gala was arranged by the Democratic National Committee and The President's Club to honor the incoming President. Many stars and celebrities participated in the gala including Alfred Hitchcock, Nichols and May, Woody Allen, Ann-Margret, and singers Bobby Darrin, Barbra Streisand, Carol Channing, Harry Belafonte, Julie Andrews, and Carol Burnett.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "45TH INAUGURAL CEREMONIES". United States Senate. Retrieved June 15, 2021.
  2. ^ "Democracy in Action in Inaugural Parade", Baltimore Afro-American (NNPA), 29 January 1949.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ "President Lyndon Johnson's Inaugural Gala". Barbra Retrieved March 19, 2021.

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