The Complete History of Presidential Rides

C-137 Stratoliner

President: John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon

JFK was the president during a technical revolution in aerospace. As such, he was the first president to order a seriously fast jet for getting around the country. The modified Boeing 707, designated C-137 Stratoliner, was originally going to be painted in red and gold, but the Kennedys though it looked too regal, and created a livery more fitting of a public servant.

After Kennedy's death, Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn into office aboard the Stratoliner.

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