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1979 State of the Union Address

1978 State of the Union Address
President Carter delivering the 1979 State of the Union address
DateJanuary 23, 1979 (1979-01-23)
Time9:00 p.m. EST
Duration32 minutes
VenueHouse Chamber, United States Capitol
LocationWashington, D.C.
Coordinates38°53′23″N 77°00′32″W / 38.88972°N 77.00889°W / 38.88972; -77.00889
TypeState of the Union Address
ParticipantsJimmy Carter

The 1979 State of the Union address was given by President Jimmy Carter to a joint session of the 96th United States Congress on January 23, 1979.

The speech lasted 32 minutes and 32 seconds.[1] and contained 3257 words.[2]

The Republican Party response was delivered by Senator Howard Baker Jr. (TN) and Representative John Rhodes (AZ).[3]


  1. ^ "Length of State of the Union Addresses in Minutes". Retrieved October 16, 2012.
  2. ^ "Length of State of the Union Addresses". Retrieved October 16, 2012.
  3. ^ "List of Opposition Responses to State of the Union Addresses". Retrieved October 16, 2012.

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