The Warren Commission reported that Lyndon Baines Johnson took the oath of office as President of the United States on November 22, 1963 at 2:38pm in Dallas Texas, aboard Air Force One.
Judge Sarah Hughes swore in LBJ as his wife Lady Bird Johnson and the recently widowed First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy looked on.
President Kennedy planned to withdraw from the Vietnam conflict and move on from LBJ as his running mate in the upcoming ’64 election.
Some in the country feared a coup d’état had occurred with the assassination of its leader.
Jackie Kennedy’s grace, class, and strength forged her as an icon as she stood with poise during such dark times after the brutal murder of her husband.