Google Answers Logo
View Question
Q: Presidential Succession ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: Presidential Succession
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: jeraboo-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 27 Oct 2006 00:01 PDT
Expires: 25 Nov 2006 23:01 PST
Question ID: 777354
On inauguration day, at the moment when the new President of the
United States is sworn in, when the previous President's vice
president is still vice President because the incoming vice president
hasn't taken the oath of office yet, what happens if the President
suddenly dies? Does, the previous President's Vice President become
acting President?
Subject: Re: Presidential Succession
Answered By: justaskscott-ga on 27 Oct 2006 01:52 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello jeraboo,

Someone must have anticipated this problem, because in fact the new
Vice President is sworn in *before* the new President.  See, for

"Vice President's Swearing-in Ceremony"
Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies

I believe that this answers your question.  Please let me know if you
need any clarification.

- justaskscott

Search strategy --

Searched on Google for:

president "vice president" inauguration "oath of office"
jeraboo-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars

Subject: Re: Presidential Succession
From: frankcorrao-ga on 27 Oct 2006 08:37 PDT
those founding fathers were a tricksy bunch.

Important Disclaimer: Answers and comments provided on Google Answers are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Google does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. Please read carefully the Google Answers Terms of Service.

If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by emailing us at with the question ID listed above. Thank you.
Search Google Answers for
Google Answers  

Google Home - Answers FAQ - Terms of Service - Privacy Policy