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Mv Mr. Gates taking oath on steps in White House Rose Garden
MV Ford watching proceedings amongst others
MCU Gates completes oath and shakes hands with bystanders - Ford steps forward to shake hands.
MV Dignitaries applauding including Kissinger.Gates steps forward to rostrum.
Oath is spoken then repeated by Gates phrase by phrase :
"I Thomas F. Gates do solemnly swear that I will support the stand of the constitution of the United States without any mental reservation......committed to the office of which I am about to enter."
See 3412/A/76 For Speeches made on this occasion by both Gerald Ford and Thomas Gates
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