Swearing-In Ceremony for President Martin Van Buren
Thirteenth Inaugural Ceremonies, March 4, 1837
‘Fellow-Citizens: The practice of all my predecessors imposes on me an obligation I cheerfully fulfill—to accompany the first and solemn act of my public trust with an avowal of the principles that will guide me in performing it and an expression of my feelings on assuming a charge so responsible and vast.’
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Presidential Oath of Office
Administered to Martin Van Buren by the Honorable Roger B. Taney, Chief Justice of the United States.
- Bible Used: Unknown
- Attire: Unknown
Vice Presidential Oath of Office
Administered to Richard M. Johnson.
Facts, Firsts & Precedents
First President who was not born a British subject
First time the President and President-elect rode to the Capitol together for the Inauguration
Sunny and brisk. Estimated noon temperature of 29°F.