#40 – Oath of Office

January 20, 1977

President Jimmy Carter recognizes former President Gerald R. Ford when he begins his Inaugural Address with “For myself and for our Nation, I want to thank my predecessor for all he has done to heal our land.” The 1976 Presidential Election final results showed that President Ford lost the Electoral College 297-240 and the popular vote 39,147,793 to Carter’s 40,830,763 ( 47.9% to 49.9% of the votes cast). President Ford served 895 days as President of the United States with integrity at the helm.

1977 Presidential Inauguration