Oath of Office and Swearing in Remarks

On August 9, 1974 following Richard Nixon’s resignation, Vice President Gerald R. Ford arrived the East Room to take the Oath of Office and became the 38th President of the United States. In his Swearing In Remarks, he remarked that he was indebted to no man, but one woman, his wife Betty. He also noted that while he had not campaigned for the Presidency, he would not shirk from his duty nor his responsibilities. Gerald R. Ford, the man from Grand Rapids, sought from his first day to achieve one goal, to restore integrity at the country’s helm in The White House.

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