The Fifty-Seventh Presidential Inauguration on January 21, 2013 presented by the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies.

Inaugural Luncheon

Fifty-Third Inaugural Ceremonies, January 20, 1997

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Menu and Wine


  • First Course: Shrimp, oyster and scallop pie
  • Second Course: Beef a la mode
  • Third Course: Beggars pudding with Quince ice cream


  • Le Ducq , California (1989)
  • Prince Michel de Virginia Chardonnay, Virginia (1995)
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‘John Adams’ by Eliphalet Frazer Andrews

U.S. Senate Collection


‘Thomas Jefferson’ by Thomas Sully

U.S. Senate Collection

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The President and Vice President received hand-cut crystal bowls from Lenox Crystal. Guests received a polished brass magnifier of the Adams-Jefferson era.

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U.S. Senate Recording Studio

The second swearing-in of President Bill Clinton marked the last presidential inauguration of the 20th century. For the first time, the ceremony was streamed live over the Internet. The oath of office was administered by Chief Justice William Rehnquist as Clinton;s w'fe, Hillary, and daughter, Chelsea, stood beside the President. Inauguration Day 1997 coincided with the national holiday commemorating the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.