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Inauguration of President Truman

Inaugural ceremonies of President Harry S. Truman and Vice President Alben Barkley, U.S. Capitol building, Washington, DC. In three parts. Part 1: Opening prayer by Dr. Edward Pruden; Star-Spangled Banner by Phil Regan; Justice Stanley Reed administers the oath of office to Vice President Barkley; prayer by Rabbi Samuel Thurman. Part 2: Chief Justice Fred Vinson administers the oath of office to President Harry Truman; part 1 of Truman's Inaugural Address, ending in point four.