March 16, 2004

*Presidential Fun Fact of the Day

Some tidbits from Andrew Johnson's inauguration:

1. Johnson took the Oath of Office at 11 a.m. April 15 in the Kirkwood House, where he lived. All the members of Lincoln's cabinet were present except for Secretary of State William Seward, who had been wounded in an assassination attempt.

2. After taking the Oath, Johnson made a short speech. To the dismay of the cabinet-members, he barely mentioned slain President Lincoln and never even spoke his name.

Posted by Jennifer at March 16, 2004 08:17 AM