Swearing-In Ceremony for President Grover Cleveland
Twenty-Fifth Inaugural Ceremonies, March 4, 1885
‘ 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
Presidential Oath of Office
Administered to Grover Cleveland by the Honorable Morrison R. Waite, Chief Justice of the United States.
- 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.)
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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