Gerald R. Ford takes the oath of office as the 38th president of the United States as his wife, Betty, right, stands at his side in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., Aug. 4. 1974. Administering the oath is Chief Justice of the United States Warren Burger. Ford is sworn in following the resignation of Richard M. Nixon as chief executive. (AP Photo)
Iconic scenes from presidential inaugurations past.