Second inauguration of Lyndon B. Johnson
|Date||January 20, 1965|
|Participants||President of the United States, Lyndon B. Johnson
Hubert H. Humphrey, Jr.
John William McCormack
The second inauguration of Lyndon B. Johnson as President of the United States was held on January 20, 1965.
The inauguration marked the commencement of the second (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 First Ladies participating in the ceremony by holding the President's Bible.
An estimated 1.2 million attended the inauguration, at the time the record holder for any event held at the National Mall until the Obama inauguration in 2009. This was the last time an inauguration was covered by newsreels.
- Issenberg, Sasha (January 2, 2009). "For inauguration zeal, LBJ '65 may be the precedent for Obama". The Boston Globe. Retrieved January 22, 2009.
- The short film Inauguration of President Johnson (1965) is available for free download at the Internet Archive
- on YouTube
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