Swearing-In Ceremony for President William McKinley
Twenty-Ninth Inaugural Ceremonies, March 4, 1901
‘ My Fellow-Citizens: When we assembled here on the 4th of March, 1897, there was great anxiety with regard to our currency and credit.’
Read the address
Presidential Oath of Office
Administered to William McKinley by the Honorable Melville W. Fuller, Chief Justice of the United States.
- Bible Used: Bible provided to him by the Clerk of the Supreme Court, open to Proverbs 16:20-21
- Attire: Black suit, black coat
Vice Presidential Oath of Office
Administered to Theodore Roosevelt.
Overcast. It rained overnight and then began again during the ceremony and ended at 3:45 pm. Total rainfall was 0.32 inches. Estimated noon temperature of 47°F.
Facts, Firsts & Precedents
First time the U.S. House joined with the U.S. Senate, creating the JCCIC, to make Inaugural arrangements