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Ronald Reagan: Oath of Office Administered by Chief Justice Warren Burger
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Ronald Reagan
Oath of Office Administered by Chief Justice Warren Burger
January 20, 1981
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CHIEF JUSTICE WARREN BURGER: Governor, are you prepared to take the constitutional oath?

PRESIDENT-ELECT REAGAN: I am.

BURGER: Place your left hand on the Bible and raise your right hand and repeat after me.

I, Ronald Reagan do solemnly swear...

REAGAN: I, Ronald Reagan do solemnly swear...

BURGER: ...that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States...

REAGAN: ...that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States...

BURGER: ...and will to the best of my ability...

REAGAN: ...and will to the best of my ability...

BURGER: ...preserve, protect, and defend...

REAGAN: ...preserve, protect, and defend...

BURGER: ...the Constitution of the United States.

REAGAN: ...the Constitution of the United States.

BURGER: So help you God.

REAGAN: So help me God.



Citation: Ronald Reagan: "Oath of Office Administered by Chief Justice Warren Burger," January 20, 1981. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project. http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=77404.
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