Vice President Richard M. Nixon
Because January 20, 1957, the date set by the Constitution as the official inaugural date, fell on a Sunday, Vice President Nixon took the oath of office in a private White House ceremony. He repeated the oath and was formally inaugurated again in public on Monday, January 21 at the inaugural ceremonies held on the east portico of the White House.
Private inaugural ceremony held on January 20, 1957
photo 67-142-1 / Naval Photographic Center - public domain
Richard Milhous Nixon (36th Vice President):
Date of birth: January 9, 1913
Birthplace: Yorba Linda, California
Political party: Republican
State represented: California
Term of office: elected to serve January 20, 1953 - January 20, 1961
Age at inauguration: 40 years, 11 days
President Eisenhower and Vice President Nixon - June 1954
photo 72-924-16 / National Park Service - public domain
Additional Data About Richard Nixon:
1922 worked in father's gas station; delivered groceries
1934 graduated from Whittier College, Whittier, Calif.
1937 graduated from Duke University Law School
1937 admitted to the bar; practiced at Whittier, Calif.
January - August 1942 attorney with Office of Emergency Management, Washington, D.C.
1942 - 1946 Lieutenant, J.G., U.S. Navy; served in South Pacific as aviation ground officer on Bougainville, Vella Lavella and Green Islands; won two battle stars
January 3, 1947 - Nov. 31, 1950 U.S. House of Representatives (from California)
November 7, 1950 elected to U.S. Senate (from California)
December 1, 1950 received interim appointment, after his own election, to replace outgoing senator, who resigned several weeks before expiration of term
January 3, 1951 - January 20, 1953 U.S. Senate
November 1952 nominated as vice presidential candidate on Republican ticket
November 1956 renominated as vice presidential candidate on Republican ticket
President Eisenhower and Vice President Nixon - April 1958
photo 2705-2 / National Park Service - public domain
For more information on Richard M. Nixon please visit the Nixon Presidential Library and Museum.