Swearing-In Ceremony for President Calvin Coolidge
Thirty-Fifth Inaugural Ceremonies, March 4, 1925
‘My Countrymen: No one can contemplate current conditions without finding much that is satisfying and still more that is encouraging.’
Read the address
Presidential Oath of Office
Administered to Calvin Coolidge by the Honorable William H. Taft, Chief Justice of the United States.
- Bible Used: Family Bible given to him by his mother, open to John 1
- Attire: Morning coat and striped trousers.
Vice Presidential Oath of Office
Administered to Charles Dawes.
Mostly sunny skies. Estimated noon temperature of 44°F.
Facts, Firsts & Precedents
First Inaugural ceremony broadcast nationally by radio
First time a former President, William H. Taft, administered the oath of office as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.