Swearing-In Ceremony for President Theodore Roosevelt
Thirtieth Inaugural Ceremonies, March 4, 1905
‘ My fellow-citizens, no people on earth have more cause to be thankful than ours, and this is said reverently, in no spirit of boastfulness in our own strength, but with gratitude to the Giver of Good who has blessed us with the conditions which have enabled us to achieve so large a measure of well-being and of happiness.’
Read the address
Presidential Oath of Office
Administered to Theodore Roosevelt by the Honorable Melville W. Fuller, Chief Justice of the United States.
- Bible Used: Same Bible used when Roosevelt was sworn in as Governor of New York in 1898, open to James 1:22-23
- Attire: Cutaway coat, striped trousers.
Vice Presidential Oath of Office
Administered to Charles Fairbanks.
Sunny with strong northwest winds. Patches of snow remained on the ground from a snow fall the day before. Estimated noon temperature of 45°F.
Facts, Firsts & Precedents
This was the first time telephone lines were installed at the U.S. Capitol for an Inauguration.