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William Rufus King sworn in as Vice President in Havana, Cuba

Fernando Wood, circa 1855, detail
03/04/1853
William Rufus King, running mate of Franklin Pierce, becomes the first Vice-President of the United States sworn in on foreign soil when he takes the oath in Havana, Cuba. He is there for health reasons and a special act of Congress is required for him to take the oath in the Spanish colony. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Joseph Nathan Kane, ed., Famous First Facts (New York: H.W. Wilson Company, 1981), 688.

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