Saturday, October 1, 2016

Fact of the Day: Sarah Hughes

Sarah T. Hughes is the only woman to swear-in a U.S. president which she did for Lyndon Baines Johnson. She was a federal judge in Texas but did have the power to swear-in a president. The task is usually just for the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court but given that John F. Kennedy was just assassinated there was no time to wait. 

11 comments:

  1. interesting fact
    love the name Sarah seems kind of powerful with hidden strength

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  2. Never knew that. Only one is rather sad.

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  3. good for her but sad there have been no others.....and very sad circumstances!!

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  4. Now this one I knew because I watched a documentary. Or rather I was in the living room when Ken was watching the documentary on it. lol

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  5. Did you know this was just a photo op designed by Johnson? He was already president the minute Kennedy died. no need constitutionally for a swear-in.

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  6. I never knew that - thanks for sharing this fact.

    All the best Jan

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  7. Sarah Hughes sure had her moment of glory and then disappeared ???
    As Stephen writes, technically the moment JFK died, LBJ was President
    but I think a "swearing in" is the formal act in the transition process.
    Colin (CH/HC)

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