Remarks at the Swearing-In Ceremonies for the Members of the Cabinet.
I WANT to thank the Chief Justice for his help today and for his good work, and I also want to congratulate and express my appreciation to the members of the Cabinet who have been sworn today.
Quite obviously, whatever success we may achieve will depend in great part upon their dedication and their effort, and the success which they achieve will depend in good part upon the dedication and effort of the hundreds of thousands of men and women of this country who serve our National Government.
As a citizen, I think we are fortunate to have them all. As President of the United States, I find it heartening, and therefore it is a great pleasure for me to welcome them as part of the official family. They are all patriotic men who are devoted to the welfare of this country--and I am confident that they will meet their responsibilities with high distinction.
Note: The ceremonies were held in the East Room at the White House.
John F. Kennedy, Remarks at the Swearing-In Ceremonies for the Members of the Cabinet. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/235713