Gerald Ford Sworn in as President of the United States

Vice President Gerald Ford was sworn-in as 38th President of the United States at noon on August 9, 1974, shortly after President Richard… read more

Vice President Gerald Ford was sworn-in as 38th President of the United States at noon on August 9, 1974, shortly after President Richard Nixon, who announced his resignation the night before, departed the White House for civilian life. In his speech, President Ford acknowledged that he was not elected to the office of either President or Vice President, and alluded to President Nixon’s Watergate scandal, saying “My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over.” close

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Gerald Ford Sworn in as President of the United States

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Program ID:
320430-1
Category:
White House Event
Format:
Ceremony
Location:
East Room, White House, Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Aug 7, 2014
Last Aired:
Aug 16, 2014

Airing Details

  • Aug 10, 2014 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 11, 2014 | 12:05am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 16, 2014 | 12:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3