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:

baili said...

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

Kati said...

Cool!

-Kati

Pat Hatt said...

Never knew that. Only one is rather sad.

Bob Bushell said...

Good news after an assassinated

Debbie said...

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

Martha said...

Never knew this.

Mary Kirkland said...

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

stephen Hayes said...

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.

bj said...

I knew this one, Adam...

Lowcarb team member said...

I never knew that - thanks for sharing this fact.

All the best Jan

Huggybear said...

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)