13TH INAUGURAL CEREMONIES
March 4, 1837
THE SWEARING-IN CEREMONIES
The Swearing-In Ceremony:
Martin Van Buren was sworn-in as the 8th President of the United States, and Richard M. Johnson was sworn-in as the 9th Vice President of the United States.
East Portico, U.S. Capitol
Sunny and brisk. Estimated noon temperature of 29°F.
FACTS, FIRSTS & PRECEDENTS
First president who was not born a British subject; First time the President and President-elect rode to the Capitol together for the Inaugural Ceremonies.
PRESIDENTIAL OATH OF OFFICE
Administered to Martin Van Buren by the Honorable Roger B. Taney, Chief Justice of the United States.
VICE PRESIDENTIAL OATH OF OFFICE
Administered to Richard M. Johnson.
President Martin Van Buren