33RD INAUGURAL CEREMONIES
March 5, 1917
Sen. Lee S. Overman (D-NC), Chair
Sen. Hoke Smith (D-GA)
Sen. Francis E. Warren (R-WY)
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 for his second term as the 28th President of the United States, and Thomas R. Marshall was sworn-in for his second term as the 28th Vice President of the United States.
East Portico, U.S. Capitol
Partly cloudy and windy. Estimated noon temperature of 38°F.
Same Bible used when he was sworn in as Governor of New Jersey, open to Psalm 119:43-46.
FACTS, FIRSTS, AND PRECEDENTS
First president to take the oath of office on Sunday. March 4, 1917 fell on a Sunday, so Wilson was sworn in privately on that day in the President’s Room in the U.S. Capitol by Chief Justice Edward D. White. His public Inauguration was held on Monday, March 5; Edith Bolling Galt Wilson was the premiere First Lady to accompany the President both to and from the Capitol; First time women participated in the Inaugural Parade.
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