Secretary of State James F. Byrnes kisses the Bible as he is sworn in as Secretary of State in the White House Rose Garden. Also pictured, front row (l-r): Chief Justice Richard S. Whaley of the U.S. Court of Claims; Mrs. Maude Byrnes; and President Harry S. Truman. Second row (l-r): unidentified; Senator Kenneth McKellar; Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson; and Postmaster General Robert E. Hannegan. Standing behind Hannegan on the right is Secretary of Labor Lewis Schwellenbach. All others are unidentified.
Whaley, Richard Smith, 1874-1951
In a simple ceremony in his apartment at the Shoreham, Paul V. McNutt (right) was sworn in as High Commissioner of the Philippines by Justice Richard S. Whaley, Chief Justice of the Court of Claims. From: Beth Gore.
James F. Byrnes, after being sworn in as Secretary of State, is shown kissing the Bible. Left to right, Chief Justice Richard Whaley; Mrs. James Byrnes; James Byrnes; President Harry S. Truman. In the background are President of the Senate Kenneth McKellar, Postmaster General Robert Hannegan and Secretary of Labor Lewis Schwellenbach. From: Beth Gore.