3RD INAUGURAL CEREMONIES
March 4, 1797
THE SWEARING-IN CEREMONIES
The Swearing-In Ceremony:
John Adams was sworn-in as the 2nd President of the United States, and Thomas Jefferson was sworn-in as the 2nd Vice President of the United States.
House of Representatives Chamber, Congress Hall
Fair. Estimated noon temperature of 53°F.
FACTS, FIRSTS, AND PRECEDENTS
First president to receive the oath of office from a Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court.
PRESIDENTIAL OATH OF OFFICE
Administered to John Adams by the Honorable Oliver Ellsworth, Chief Justice of the United States.
VICE PRESIDENTIAL OATH OF OFFICE
Administered to Thomas Jefferson.
President John Adams