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Jackie Kennedy Stands Silently By as LBJ is Sworn In as America's 36th President

1960s | April 6, 2017

On November 22, 1963, two hours after President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, Vice President Lyndon Johnson was sworn in as the nation’s 36th president aboard Air Force One at Dallas’ Love Field.

White House photographer Cecil Stoughton took the historic photo of Judge Sarah Hughes administering the oath of office to a solemn Johnson, flanked by his wife, a group of staffers and a stunned-looking Jaqueline Kennedy, still clad in the pink Chanel suit she was wearing when her husband was shot.

Credit: Smithsonian Channel

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