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//OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT

WASHiNGTON
THE S'.VEARING-IN CEREMONY OF
VICE PRESIDENT GERALD R. FORD
AS THE
THIRTY-EIGHTH PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
SEQUENCE OF EVENTS
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The White House
East Roon1.
12 Noon
August 9, 1974
The Vice President's family joins him_ in his
EOB Office. Joining will be Mrs. Ford,
1\1ike and Gayle Ford, Jack Ford, Steve Ford,
Susan Ford, and Gardiner Britt.
All, less the Vjce President and Mrs. Ford,
depart EOB Office and are escorted to the
East Rootn of the White House and seated.
The escort officer will be Commander Kerr.
The Vice President and 1\1rs. Ford are escorted
by Lt. Col. Sardo h·om the EOB Office to the
Red Room of the White House \Vhere they will
join Chie,c Justice Burger.
Chief Justice Burger will depart the Red Room
for the East Room, is announced, and proceeds
to his place on the platform. (See diagram at
Tab A.)
The Vice President and Mrs. Ford are escorted
from the Red Room and are announced as they
enter the East Room.. The Vice President and
Mrs. Ford assume their places on the platform.
(See diagram at Tab A. )
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The Chief Justice asks the Vice President if l'Ct>
is prt·rnced to take the oath. The Vice Pl·esideTtt
ans\\.'e.cs in the affirm.abve.
The Chief Justice adrniniste:;:s the oath of offi·::.e.
The Chief Justice introduces the President of
the United States. Following the introduction,
the President moves forwaTd to the podium
and renders remarks. During the Presidenrt s
rennrks +:he Chief Justice and lv1rs. Ford will
be seated.
The President's remarks tcrm.inate. He escorts
Mrs. Ford from the' East Room to the Red Room.
"Hail to the Chief" will be played during the
President's exit from the East Roor:r1. The
President will meet for approximately five
minutes with the Chief Justice and the leadership
in the Red Room. Mrs. Ford, :Mrs. Burger and
the wives of the leadership \;vill mingle outside
the Red Room.
The leadership meeting in the Red Roon1 breaks
up. The President rejoins Mrs. Ford outside the
Red Room and proceeds to a position in the entrance
to the State Dining Roo1n.
The President and Mrs. Ford receive their
guests. The Chief Justice will be the first
through the receiving line.
After the last guest has passed through the
receiving line, the President and :i'v1rs. Ford
will enter the State Dining Room and mingle
with guests.
The President and Mrs. Ford, followed by
the Ford children, depart State Dining Room
for his EOB Office.
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