16TH INAUGURAL CEREMONIES
March 5, 1849
THE SWEARING-IN CEREMONIES
The Swearing-In Ceremony:
Zachary Taylor was sworn-in as the 12th President of the United States, and Millard Fillmore was sworn-in as the 12th Vice President of the United States.
East Portico, U.S. Capitol
Cloudy with snow flurries. Heavy snow began during the Inaugural Ball. Estimated noon temperature of 42°F.
FACTS, FIRSTS & PRECEDENTS
March 4, 1849 fell on a Sunday, so following precedent, Taylor was inaugurated the next day, Monday, March 5, 1849; Three Inaugural Balls were held that evening, and Taylor attended all of them.
PRESIDENTIAL OATH OF OFFICE
Administered to Zachary Taylor by the Honorable Roger B. Taney, Chief Justice of the United States.
VICE PRESIDENTIAL OATH OF OFFICE
Administered to Millard Fillmore.
President Zachary Taylor