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

Swearing-In Ceremony for President Theodore Roosevelt


Library of Congress

Oath of Office

Administered to Theodore Roosevelt by the Honorable John R. Hazel, U.S. District Judge of the Western District of New York.

  • Bible Used: No Bible used
  • Attire: Unknown


Ansley Wilcox Residence,
Buffalo, NY

Facts, Firsts & Precedents

Roosevelt became President upon the assassination of William McKinley, who was shot by Leon F. Czolgosz in Buffalo, New York on September 6, 1901. McKinley died on September 14, 1901.