LBJ’s First Inauguration on Air Force One

This is a powerful historic photo showing Lyndon Baines Johnson being sworn in as the 36th President of the United States. The photo was taken on November 22nd, 1963 as Air Force One was en route back to Washington from Dallas after President Kennedy had been assassinated.

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Lyndon B. Johnson taking the oath of office aboard Air Force One at Love Field Airport two hours and eight minutes after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Dallas, Texas. Jackie Kennedy (right), still in her blood-soaked clothes, 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 only 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, Bill Moyers (mostly obscured by Brooks)

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