24TH INAUGURAL CERMONIES

JAMES A.

GARFIELD

March 4, 1881

CHESTER A.

ARTHUR

THE SWEARING-IN CEREMONIES

The Swearing-In Ceremony:

James A. Garfield was sworn-in as the 20th President of the United States, and Chester A. Arthur was sworn-in as the 20th Vice President of the United States.

Location:

East Portico, U.S. Capitol
Washington, D.C.

Weather:

Snow all night until about 10 a.m. The afternoon was sunny and windy. Estimated noon temperature of 57°F.

Bible:

Bible provided by James H. McKenney, Clerk of the Supreme Court, open to Proverbs 21:1.

FACTS, FIRSTS, AND PRECEDENTS

First president to review the Inaugural Parade from a stand built in front of the White House.

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 PRESIDENTIAL OATH OF OFFICE

 

 

Administered to James A. Garfield by the Honorable Morrison R. Waite, Chief Justice of the United States.

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VICE PRESIDENTIAL OATH OF OFFICE

Administered to Chester A. Arthur.

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 INAUGURAL ADDRESS

President James A. Garfield