Swearing-In Ceremony for President Ronald W. Reagan
Forty-Ninth Inaugural Ceremonies, January 20, 1981
‘To a few of us here today, this is a solemn and most momentous occasion; and yet, in the history of our Nation, it is a commonplace occurrence.’
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Presidential Oath of Office
Administered to Ronald W. Reagan by the Honorable Warren E. Burger, Chief Justice of the United States.
- Bible Used: Family Bible given to him by his mother, open to II Chronicles 7:14
- Attire: Formal morning coat, striped trousers
Vice Presidential Oath of Office
Administered to George H.W. Bush.
Mostly cloudy and mild, with a noon temperature of 55°F.
Facts, Firsts & Precedents
First Inauguration held on the west front of the U.S. Capitol.
Reagan's first Inauguration was also the warmest on record with a noon temperature of 55