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Inauguration of John F. Kennedy

Historical event
NamePresidential Inauguration of
John F. Kennedy
ParticipantsPresident of the United States, John F. Kennedy
Assuming office
Chief Justice of the United States,
Earl Warren
Administering oath
Vice President of the United States
Lyndon B. Johnson
Assuming office
Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Sam Rayburn
Administering oath
United States Congress Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies
LocationWashington, D.C.
U.S. Capitol
DateJanuary 20, 1961(54 years ago)

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The inauguration of John F. Kennedy as the 35th President of the United States was held on January 20, 1961. The inauguration marked the commencement of the term of John F. Kennedy as President (which lasted until his assassination two years, ten months, and two days later on November 22, 1963) and Lyndon B. Johnson as Vice President. Kennedy was sworn in by Chief Justice of the United States Earl Warren, and Johnson was sworn in by Sam Rayburn, the Speaker of the House of Representatives.


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