But plans came to a sudden and mysterious halt just before the 50th anniversary in 2013. Dallas’ Director of Aviation Mark Duebner is in charge of the airport and participated in original discussions about the history project, but refuses to speak about who or what stopped it.“Mark isn’t available for an interview on this currently,” said city spokeswoman Emily Black in an email to WFAA.“The government and the Constitution were at work at Love Field,” said Nicola Longford, executive director of the Sixth Floor Museum in Dealey Plaza. I wish people knew what happened.”Johnson’s swearing in at Love Field is only the fourth time the oath of office has been given outside the nation’s capital since the founding of the Republic. An entire building, the Ansley Wilcox House, in Buffalo, New York, is now a national historic site after Theodore Roosevelt recited the presidential oath there in 1901 following President William Mc Kinley’s assassination. Aviation Director Terry Mitchell in June 2010 discussing plans for a permanent indoor exhibit at Love Field to commemorate President Lyndon Baines Johnson’s 1963 swearing in.Each of the other locations, dating back much farther in American history, already publicly recognize the transfer of power outlined in the U. The National Park Service preserved the Calvin Coolidge Homestead in Plymouth, Vermont, where he took the oath of office in the middle of the night on Aug. In Dallas, some privately wondered whether Southwest Airlines did not want a dark display, since it is based at Love Field and recently helped open the new terminal.22, 1963, when, after JFK’s assassination, Lyndon Baines Johnson was sworn in as the 36th president of the United States aboard Air Force One.After locating the position where Johnson took the oath of office, former State Rep.In 2015, local historian Farris Rookstool III got FAA permission to permanently mark the spot of LBJ’s swearing in.3, 1923, following the death of President Warren G. But Southwest told WFAA last week that it had no objection to such an exhibit being created by private groups.“No, we do not,” said Richard West with Southwest Airlines corporate communications.In April, the city’s managing director of Intergovernmental Services, Brett Wilkinson, suggested the indoor exhibit might actually happen after all.
The team of volunteers even created renderings for the exhibit and discussed potential artifacts and technology to incorporate.One name under consideration for was: “Transition from Tragedy.”Corgan, the airport’s architectural firm, even redesigned a wall and cut a large bay window in the new terminal so tourists and travelers could look out toward the historic spot. in New York where President Chester Arthur received the oath of office in 1881 after President James Garfield’s assassination.