14TH INAUGURAL CEREMONIES
March 4, 1841
THE SWEARING-IN CEREMONIES
The Swearing-In Ceremony:
William H. Harrison was sworn-in as the 9th President of the United States, and John Tyler was sworn-in as the 10th Vice President of the United States.
East Portico, U.S. Capitol
Overcast with a cold wind. Estimated noon temperature of 48°F.
FACTS, FIRSTS & PRECEDENTS
Harrison was the first president to arrive in Washington, D.C. by train; The first official Inaugural Committee was formed by citizens of D.C. to plan the parade and Inaugural Ball; President who has delivered the longest Inaugural Address (8,445 words). He died of pneumonia one month later, believed to have been brought on by prolonged exposure to bad weather at his March 4 Inauguration.
PRESIDENTIAL OATH OF OFFICE
Administered to William H. Harrison by the Honorable Roger B. Taney, Chief Justice of the United States.
VICE PRESIDENTIAL OATH OF OFFICE
Administered to John Tyler.
President William H. Harrison