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-Seventh Inaugural Ceremonies, March 4, 1893


Inaugural Address

‘ My Fellow-Citizens: In obedience of the mandate of my countrymen I am about to dedicate myself to their service under the sanction of a solemn oath.’

Read the address
(Words: 2012)

Presidential Oath of Office

Administered to Grover Cleveland by the Honorable Melville W. Fuller, Chief Justice of the United States.

U.S. Senate Collection

  • Bible Used: Bible given to him by his mother in 1852 when he was 15 years old, open to Psalm 91:12-16. (Same Bible he used at his 1885 Inauguration.)
  • Attire: Unknown

Vice Presidential Oath of Office

Administered to Adlai E. Stevenson.

Library of Congress


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.


Snow began during the early morning and ended around 1 pm. One to two inches fell across the area. A biting wind blew from the northwest. The crowd was small for the ceremony. Many planned events were cancelled. Estimated noon temperature of 25°F.