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  Oath of office - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Most of the time an oath of office is taken before assuming an office for the state or for some religion.
Oaths of office are usually a statement of loyalty to a constitution or other legal text, as well as an oath to the state or religion the office holder will be serving.
It is often considered a treasonous or highly illegal offense to betray one's oath of office.
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 Oath of office -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
Most of the time an oath of office is taken before assuming an office for the (The way something is with respect to its main attributes) state or for some (A strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny) religion.
Oaths of office are usually a statement of loyalty to a (The act of forming something) constitution or other legal text, as well as an oath to the state or religion the office holder will be serving.
The oath may be sworn or (Thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1978) affirmed.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/o/oa/oath_of_office.htm   (871 words)

 WVSOS - Executive Records - Oaths of Public Officials
The oath of office to be taken by all but a few public officers in West Virginia, from a city council member to the Governor of the State, is prescribed by the West Virginia Constitution.
The oaths of county officials and magistrates are filed with the clerk of the county commission, except that original oaths of members of the board of education are filed with the secretary of the board (the superintendent of schools) and a certified copy with the clerk of the county commission.
The originals oaths of all municipal officials are filed with the recorder or clerk of the municipality and a certified copy with the clerk of the county commission of the county in which the major portion of the municipality is located.
www.wvsos.com /execrecords/appointments/oaths.htm   (875 words)

 Encyclopedia: Oath of office
An oath (from Saxon eoth) is either a promise or a statement of fact calling upon something or someone that the oath maker considers sacred, usually a god, as a witness to the binding nature of the promise or the truth of the statement of fact.
An office is a room or other area in which people work, but may also denote a position within an organisation with specific duties attached to it (see officer, office-holder, official); the latter is in fact an earlier usage, office as place originally referring to the location of one...
In the United States, the oath of office for the President of the United States is specified in the U.S. Constitution (Article II, Section 1): Download high resolution version (800x733, 96 KB)Lyndon B. Johnson taking the oath of office on Air Force One following the assassination of John Kennedy, Dallas, Texas, November 22, 1963.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Oath-of-office   (1423 words)

 Ben's Guide (3-5): Songs and Oaths - The Oath of Office
The Oath is administered by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
The Vice President's oath may be administered by the retiring vice president, by a member of Congress, or by some other government official, such as a justice of the Supreme Court.
The Congressional Oath of Office: From the U.S. Senate.
bensguide.gpo.gov /3-5/symbols/oaths.html   (544 words)

The oaths of office of all state officials shall be filed with the secretary of state.
Official oaths [and bonds] of county, precinct and district officers shall be filed with the county clerk, except those of the county clerk which shall be filed with the county treasurer.
Official oaths and bonds of town officers shall be filed with the town clerk, except those of the town clerk which shall be filed with the town treasurer.
www.angelfire.com /ut2/lrtopham/Oath.html   (418 words)

 Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings
The Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (OATH) has functioned since 1979 as a central tribunal with the authority to conduct administrative hearings for any agency, board or commission of the city.
OATH was established by Executive Order No. 32 in 1979, to professionalize the administrative hearing system serving city government.
To secure this objective, OATH was meant to function as an independent agency of government so that its judges would not be unduly influenced by the prosecutor or petitioning agency.
www.nyc.gov /html/oath/home.html   (92 words)

 Member FAQs - Office of the Clerk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
The Office of Delegate was established by ordinance from the Continental Congress (1774-1789) and confirmed by a law of Congress.
The formal duties of the delegates and the resident commissioner are identical, however, a delegate serves a two-year term while a resident commissioner serves a four-year term.
Representatives elected in special elections during the course of a Congress generally take the oath of office on the floor of the House Chamber when the Clerk of the House has received a formal notice of the new Member's election or appointment from State government authorities.
clerk.house.gov /members/memFAQ.html#size   (2893 words)

 The Official Oath of Office in California.
(2) The oath of all officers elected or appointed for any county, and, except as provided in paragraph (4), of all officers whose duties are local, or whose residence in any particular county is prescribed by law, in the office of the county clerk of their respective counties.
In the case of an oath of office for an appointed officer, if there is no expiration date set forth in the oath, or the officer leaves office before the expiration date, the appointing authority shall report in writing to the Secretary of State the officer's date of departure from office.
Given the basic purpose of the oath it follows in reason that the requirement of execution of the oath "before" entering upon the duties to be undertaken establishes the execution of the oath as a condition precedent to a lawful undertaking of those duties.
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 Directive 320.4 - Administering the Oath of Office
The oath of office shall be administered on the effective date of the employee's appointment or the first workday following appointment.
When the oath of office is administered, the authorized official will ascertain whether or not the appointee clearly understands the oath.
The oath of office shall be administered and PROCEDURES documented by authorized individuals in the AND RESPON- following manner: SIBILITIES A. When the oath of office is administered to an Agency employee by: 1.
www.ams.usda.gov /issuances/320.4.htm   (729 words)

 foreign notes: The oath of office   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
The oath of office he took in the legislature on Tuesday was dismissed by the Speaker as not legal.
I think that oath of office, taken in the well of the legislature, his hand on a copy of the Bible, a copy, by the way.
This oath of office was to the soul of the Ukrainian people taken before God, on a Bible old enough to represent some of the traditions and the flow of life of the Ukrainian people over generations.
foreignnotes.blogspot.com /2004/11/oath-of-office.html   (1426 words)

 Oaths of Allegiance Act   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
(b) to take an oath of office in the form prescribed by the regulations for the faithful performance of the duties of that office, in any case in which the form of such oath is not prescribed by any other law.
The oath of allegiance set out in section 2, together with the oath of office or oath for the due exercise of any profession or calling, shall be taken within the period and in the manner, and subject to the disabilities and penalties for the omission thereof, provided by law with respect to such oaths.
All justices of the peace and other officers lawfully authorized either by virtue of their office or by special commission from the Crown may administer the oath of allegiance set out in section 2 or receive a solemn affirmation of allegiance.
laws.justice.gc.ca /en/O-1/text.html   (270 words)

 Online NewsHour: Inauguration 2001
The oath of office is the main focus of the inauguration ceremony and the only part required by law.
In Article II, Section 1, of the U.S. Constitution, the founding fathers provided an oath of office for the President-elect's official swearing in.
During his second inauguration, Washington received his oath from William Cushing, an associate justice of the Supreme Court who was the first in a long line of members of the court to perform the ceremony.
www.pbs.org /newshour/inauguration/history.html   (1070 words)

 ZNet Commentary: A new "Citizens Oath of Office" for Inauguration 2005
A new "Citizens Oath of Office" for Inauguration 2005
Four years ago at the counter-inaugural event on the steps of the state Capitol in Austin, TX, I administered a Citizen's Oath of Office to a crowd that was eager to fight the incoming Bush administration's reactionary agenda:
We couldn't have predicted that the events of 9/11 would raise the stakes so dramatically, but the oath was on target about the basic nature of the threats.
www.zmag.org /sustainers/content/2005-01/20jensen.cfm   (547 words)

 Inaugurations-Oath of Office, Learning Page
The Presidential oath of office is one of the most solemn and important oaths administered.
But oaths of office are not always administered in happy times or in the nation's Capitol.
The desk at which Calvin Coolidge signed his presidential oath can be found in the Architecture and Interior Design for 20th Century America, 1935-1955 collection of architectural and interior design photographs.
lcweb2.loc.gov /learn/features/inaug/oath.html   (326 words)

The Oath of office is a statement sworn to with God as the witness by persons whom the people have hired to work in the government system.
The oath is a sacred pledge by those entering public office stating that they will act in conformance to and in accord with the rules and principles of the 1787 Constitution and the 1791 Bill of Rights.
The president’s oath is located in Article II Section 1 of the United States Constitution.
www.libertygunrights.com /TheOath.html   (219 words)

 Should the Oath of Office be Changed?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
What's worse is, if they knew they routinely violated their oaths of office, they wouldn't care.
Since neither Congress, the President, nor our U.S. Supreme Court Justices obey their oaths of office to "bear true faith and allegiance" to the Constitution, there are at least several alternatives.
Substitute that oath with something like: I accept the office of congressman, or president, or justice of the court.
www.gmu.edu /departments/economics/wew/articles/00/oath.html   (494 words)

 What is an oath of office?
The oath of office is an oral or written statement taken at your county clerk's office when you file your bond.
Here is an oath typically given when filing your bond: Do you solemnly swear that you will support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of this State, and that you will discharge the duties of the office of Notary Public in and for said County to the best of your ability?
After an oath is administered, verification is completed by the clerk (or clerk designee) attesting that you swore to the statement in the presence of a notary.
www.michigan.gov /sos/0,1607,7-127-24451-88719--F,00.html   (149 words)

 OATH OF OFFICE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
The one who administered the Oath must also file an affidavit, signed under pain an penalty of perjury, with the same Keeper of the Record.
When he takes that Oath of Office and utters the required words, he must place his hand upon a book.
That Oath of Office means he will uphold the Law upon which he has his hand...
www.worldnewsstand.net /03/wakeup/6-16.htm   (609 words)

 The Oath of Office: A Historical Guide to Moral Leadership   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
In addition, this legislation specified that failure to comply with the oath constituted perjury and that violators would incur the associated penalties, thus formalizing the implied concept that officers are accountable for failing to live up to their oath.
The officer’s oath mirrored the oath specified in statute 1, sec.
This statute was the first post–World War II legislation on the oath, establishing the Uniform Code of Military Justice to unify, consolidate, revise, and codify the Articles of War, the Articles of Government of the Navy, and the Disciplinary Laws of the Coast Guard.
www.airpower.maxwell.af.mil /airchronicles/apj/apj02/win02/keskel.html   (5840 words)

 U.S. Senate: Art & History Home > Origins & Development > Institutional Development > Oath of Office
Vice President Richard Nixon administers the oath of office to Senator Gale McGee, 1959.
At the start of each new Congress, in January of every odd-numbered year, the entire House of Representatives and one-third of the Senate performs a solemn and festive constitutional rite that is as old as the Republic.
The 1862 oath's second section incorporated a more polished and graceful rendering of the hastily drafted 1861oath.
www.senate.gov /artandhistory/history/common/briefing/Oath_Office.htm   (607 words)

 California Oath of Office   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
Review of the "Oath of Office," as promised by law enforcement personnel, legislators, and other elected officials, shows clear direction and guidance to those persons as a condition to accepting their office.
Violation of an Oath or promise is certainly perjury, and perjury is punishable by imprisonment.
In order to hold office a promise was freely given, by each public official, to "bear true faith" in the constitution.
thevop.com /oath.html   (835 words)

 Oaths of Enlistment and Oaths of Office
The wordings of the current oath of enlistment and oath for commissioned officers are as follows:
The first oath under the Constitution was approved by Act of Congress 29 September 1789 (Sec.
Although the enlisted oath remained unchanged until 1950, the officer oath has undergone substantial minor modification since 1789.
www.army.mil /cmh-pg/faq/oaths.htm   (148 words)

 Keep and Bear Arms - Gun Owners Home Page - 2nd Amendment Supporters
Oath of Office in the State of Colorado
Oath of Office in the State of West Virginia
Oath of Office in the State of Virginia
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 Section 9. Oath of office.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
Every person elected, or appointed, to any office of profit or trust, under this Constitution, or under the Laws, made pursuant thereto, shall, before he enters upon the duties of such office, take and subscribe the following oath, or affirmation: I,.
In connection with article 37 of the Declaration of Rights, it prohibits the legislature from prescribing any additional oath whether the office be created by the Constitution or not; hence the failure of an officer to take a statutory oath does not defeat his right to the office.
- The thing which the oath prescribed by this section requires the officer to swear that he will do or refrain from doing, may be regarded as part of his duty when he has qualified.
www.elections.state.md.us /citizens/law/mdcarti/mdcarti-9.htm   (513 words)

 Granholm takes oath of office
LANSING - Jennifer Granholm took the oath of office Wednesday morning, becoming the first-ever female governor of Michigan and the first Democrat to hold the office in more than a decade.
The oaths of office were taken by the incoming lieutenant governor, secretary of state, attorney general, Supreme Court justices, Court of Appeals judges and university board members before Granholm stepped to the podium.
Keith also administered the oath to Granholm when she was sworn in as attorney general four years ago.
www.freep.com /news/latestnews/pm12475_20030101.htm   (545 words)

 The Manila Times Internet Edition | TOP STORIES > Loi to swear in Jinggoy  in Estrada’s detention cell   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
SENATOR-elect Jing­goy Estrada will take his oath of office before his mother, Sen. Luisa Ejer­cito, at the detention cell of his father, former Pre­sident Joseph Estrada, on June 28, he told repor­ters Thursday night.
Jinggoy said his first choice was to take his oath in Nueva Ecija, the province which gave him the biggest vote in the entire country.
Estrada decided against taking his oath in the province when he realized that the Sandiganbayan would not allow his father to go to Nueva Ecija for the ceremony.
www.manilatimes.net /national/2004/jun/12/yehey/top_stories/20040612top6.html   (911 words)

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