22ND INAUGURAL CEREMONIES
March 4, 1873
THE SWEARING-IN CEREMONIES
The Swearing-In Ceremony:
Ulysses S. Grant was sworn-in for his second term as the 18th President of the United States, and Henry Wilson was sworn-in as the 18th Vice President of the United States.
East Portico, U.S. Capitol
The morning low temperature of 4°F was a record for the month of March. The day remains the coldest March day on record. During the day, bitterly cold winds gusted up to 40 mph. By noon, the temperature had risen to 16°F. Wind chill temperatures were -15° to -30°F.
Bible provided by D. W. Middleton, Clerk of the Supreme Court, opened to Isaiah 11:1-3.
FACTS, FIRSTS, AND PRECEDENTS
Coldest March 4 Inauguration Day—the noon temperature was 16°F.
PRESIDENTIAL OATH OF OFFICE
Administered to Ulysses S. Grant by the Honorable Salmon P. Chase, Chief Justice of the United States.
VICE PRESIDENTIAL OATH OF OFFICE
Administered to Henry Wilson.
President Ulysses S. Grant