Swearing-In Ceremony for President Woodrow Wilson
Thirty-Second Inaugural Ceremonies, March 4, 1913
‘ There has been a change of government.’
Read the address
Presidential Oath of Office
Administered to Woodrow Wilson by the Honorable Edward D. White, Chief Justice of the United States.
- Bible Used: Same Bible used when he was sworn in as Governor of New Jersey, open to Psalm 119:43-46.
- Attire: Frock coat and rose-colored tie, top silk hat
Vice Presidential Oath of Office
Administered to Thomas R. Marshall.
Overcast, but mild. Estimated noon temperature of 55°F.
Facts, Firsts & Precedents
Inaugural ball was suspended for the first time since 1853. Wilson requested that the ball be cancelled because he found it inappropriate for the solemn occasion.