Second inauguration of Richard Nixon

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Richard Nixon taking the oath of office for his second presidential term

The second inauguration of Richard Nixon as the 37th president of the United States happened on January 20, 1973. It was the start of the second and final term of Richard Nixon as president and Spiro Agnew as vice president.

A public ceremony happened on the East Front of the United States Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. The event was the 47th presidential inauguration.

Both Nixon and Agnew did not complete their terms in office. Agnew resigned in October 1973 and was replaced by Gerald Ford in December 1973, while Nixon resigned in August 1974, making Ford become the president.

Nixon is the first and, as of 2020, only person to be inaugurated four times as both president and vice president.

Chief Justice Warren E. Burger administered the oath of office to both Nixon and Agnew.[1]

On January 22, 1973, two days after Nixon's second inauguration, Lyndon B. Johnson, the president before Nixon, died of a heart attack. He was 64.

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  1. "47TH INAUGURAL CEREMONIES". The Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies. Retrieved 2021-08-11.

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