32ND INAUGURAL CEREMONIES
March 4, 1913
Sen. Winthrop M. Crane (R-ME), Chair
Sen. Augustus O. Bacon (D-GA)
Sen. Lee S. Overman (D-NC)
Rep. William W. Rucker (D-MO)
Rep. Finis J. Garrett (D-TN)
Rep. William B. McKinley (R-IL)
THE SWEARING-IN CEREMONIES
The Swearing-In Ceremony:
Woodrow Wilson was sworn-in as the 28th President of the United States, and Thomas R. Marshall was sworn-in as the 28th Vice President of the United States.
East Portico, U.S. Capitol
Overcast, but mild. Estimated noon temperature of 55°F.
Same Bible used when he was sworn in as Governor of New Jersey, open to Psalm 119:43-46.
FACTS, FIRSTS, AND PRECEDENTS
The Inaugural Ball was canceled for the first time since 1853 at the request of Wilson, who found it inappropriate for the solemn occasion.
PRESIDENTIAL OATH OF OFFICE
Administered to Woodrow Wilson by the Honorable Edward D. White, Chief Justice of the United States.
VICE PRESIDENTIAL OATH OF OFFICE
Administered to Thomas R. Marshall.
President Woodrow Wilson