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

Swearing-In Ceremony for President Grover Cleveland

Twenty-Fifth Inaugural Ceremonies, March 4, 1885

Inaugural Address

‘ Fellow-Citizens: In the presence of this vast assemblage of my countrymen I am about to supplement and seal by the oath which I shall take the manifestation of the will of a great and free people.’

Read the address
(Words: 1681)

Presidential Oath of Office

Administered to Grover Cleveland by the Honorable Morrison R. Waite, Chief Justice of the United States.

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  • Bible Used: Bible given to him at age 15 by his mother. This Bible was opened by Chief Justice Waite and by chance it fell to Psalm 112:4-10.
  • Attire: Unknown

Vice Presidential Oath of Office

Administered to Thomas Hendricks.
(Died November 25, 1885. A new Vice President was never appointed for the remainder of President Cleveland's term.)

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East Portico,
U.S. Capitol
Washington, DC

Facts, Firsts & Precedents

Grover Cleveland is the only President to have served two non-consecutive terms, first in 1885 and again later in 1893. He is, therefore, referred to as the 22nd and 24th President of the United States.


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