Trivia: Teddy Roosevelt Sworn In Without a Bible

Teddy RooseveltTheodore Roosevelt was the only U.S. President sworn in without a Bible.

Ansley Wilcox, who owned the Wilcox Mansion where Roosevelt was inaugurated, wrote: "According to my best recollection no Bible was used, but President Roosevelt was sworn in with uplifted hand." (The Presidents and Their Wives)

Franklin Pierce was the only president who affirmed the oath of office, and was not sworn in at all. (More Presidential Inauguration Trivia here: Link)

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So nice that you say "our God", good thing you obviously chose (yes chose) the right one to follow, instead of "their God", whomever that may be.
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swearing in w/o a bible or koran may be unconstitutional.(Osama, Obama, Teddy roosevelt, Peter Botha,..) The court has yet to grant atheists group this 'unprecedent' victory,
In God we [still] trust
Arthur Mboue MBA, JD,
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After Kennedy was assassinated, LBJ was sworn in on Air Force One with a Catholic book of prayers because they couldn't find a bible. This is also the first time that a woman swore a president in.
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