Gerald R. Ford’s Remarks at his Swearing-in as Vice President
On December 6, 1973, Gerald R. Ford was sworn in as the 40th Vice President of the United States in front of a joint session of Congress. Here is the first page of his reading copy of the remarks he delivered after taking the oath of office.
See the entire speech here.
-from the Ford Library
My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over.
-President Gerald R. Ford
Betty Ford serves as a witness as Gerald Ford takes the oath of office as 40th Vice President of the United States. The ceremony was administered by Chief Justice Warren Burger, and also witnessed by President Richard Nixon, and a joint session of Congress. December 6, 1973 in the House Chamber, U.S. Capitol.