26TH INAUGURAL CEREMONIES
March 4th, 1889
THE SWEARING-IN CEREMONIES
The Swearing-In Ceremony:
Benjamin Harrison was sworn-in as the 23rd President of the United States, and Levi P. Morton was sworn-in as the 22nd Vice President of the United States.
East Portico, U.S. Capitol
Rained all day. Total rainfall was 0.86 inches. Took oath of office in a downpour under an umbrella. Estimated noon temperature of 43°F.
Bible provided by James H. McKenney, Clerk of the Supreme Court, opened to Psalm 121:1-6.
PRESIDENTIAL OATH OF OFFICE
Administered to Benjamin Harrison by the Honorable Melville W. Fuller, Chief Justice of the United States.
VICE PRESIDENTIAL OATH OF OFFICE
Administered to Levi P. Morton.
President Benjamin Harrison