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President Lyndon B. Johnson Inauguration medal

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RITDSA-0138

Scope and Contents

One three inch (70 mm), weighing 170-gram (5.9 ounce) bronze medal. On one side is a high relief bust of LBJ, his signature surrounded by stars. Bust has artist name on it - Ralph J. Menconi. Medallic Art Co. Back side of medal reads President of the United States of America with presidential seal and LBJ quote "On this occasion, the oath I have taken before you and before God is not mine alone, but ours together. We are one nation and one People..." Inaugurated January 20, 1965.

Ralph Menconi became known in the art world as the “Sculptor of Presidents” because of an important series of medals he produced commemorating all the Presidents of the United States. Presidents Eisenhower, Johnson and Nixon sat personally for him, and President Johnson also commissioned a portrait medal for his own use.


  • Creation: January 20, 1965


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

Lyndon B. Johnson was our nation's 36th president. This medal, commemorating Lyndon Baines Johnson's January 20, 1965 Inauguration, was LBJ's favorite medal, which he gave out as a gift. The medal was issued by Presidential Art Medals (PAM) and struck by the Medallic Art Company (MACO), which together produced a number of series in the 1960’s, including the presidential series designed by Ralph J Menconi (1915-1972).


0.25 Linear Feet (One 3" square box in box with other DSA collections)




1965 Lyndon Baines Johnson Official Inaugural Medal created by the Medallic Art Company.


Collection is one object.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The medal was deposited to the RIT/NTID Deaf Studies Archive in June 2015 by Tabitha Jacques. Accession number(s): 2015:056

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Jody Sidlauskas in June 2015.

President Lyndon B. Johnson Inauguration medal
RIT/NTID Deaf Studies Archive
Jody Sidlauskas
24 June 2015
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Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archives Repository

Rochester NY 14623 USA