52ND INAUGURAL CEREMONIES
January 20, 1993
Sen. Wendell H. Ford (D-KY), Chair
Sen. George J. Mitchell (D-ME)
Sen. Ted Stevens (R-AK)
Rep. Thomas S. Foley (D-WA)
Rep. Richard A. Gephardt (D-MO)
Rep. Robert H. Michel (R-IL)
THE SWEARING-IN CEREMONIES
The Swearing-In Ceremony:
William J. Clinton was sworn-in as the 42nd President of the United States, and Albert A. Gore Jr. was sworn-in as the 45th Vice President of the United States.
West Front, U.S. Capitol
Sunny and pleasant with estimated noon temperature of 40°F.
King James Bible, given to him by grandmother, open to Galatians 6:8.
CALL TO ORDER AND WELCOMING REMARKS
The Honorable Wendell H. Ford
The Reverend Billy Graham
“City on the Hill” composed by Dr. Marvin V. Curtis and performed by the Philander Smith Collegiate Choir from Little Rock, Arkansas under the direction of Stephen L. Hayes.
VICE PRESIDENTIAL OATH OF OFFICE
Administered to Albert A. Gore Jr. by the Honorable Byron White, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
An American medley sung by Marilyn Horne that included “Simple Gifts” by Aaron Copeland and “Make a Rainbow” by Portia Nelson.
“The Liberty Bell” performed by the United States Marine Band.
PRESIDENTIAL OATH OF OFFICE
Administered to William J. Clinton by the Honorable William Rehnquist, Chief Justice of the United States.
President William J. Clinton
“On the Pulse of Morning” composed and recited by Dr. Maya Angelou.
The Reverend Billy Graham
THE NATIONAL ANTHEM
Following the Swearing-In Ceremony on the West Front, President William J. Clinton and First Lady Hillary Clinton escorted outgoing President George H. W. Bush and outgoing First Lady Barbara Bush to the East Front of the U.S. Capitol, where they departed via Executive One.
THE SIGNING CEREMONY
After the departure of the former President and First Lady, the new President gathers in the President’s Room just off of the Senate Chamber to sign nominations and sometimes memorandums, proclamations, or executive orders. President Clinton, surrounded by the JCCIC Members and Vice President Gore, signs his first official actions taken as the newly sworn President of the United States.
THE INAUGURAL LUNCHEON
Members of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies hosted a luncheon in honor of the newly sworn-in President and Vice President. Approximately 200 guests including the new President, Vice President, members of their families, the Supreme Court, Cabinet designees, and members of Congressional leadership attended the event in the Capitol’s National Statuary Hall.
by Thomas Sully
OIL ON CANVAS, 1856
U.S. Senate Collection Washington, D.C.
To commemorate the 250th anniversary of Thomas Jefferson’s birth in 1743, a portrait of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Sully was displayed at the Inaugural Luncheon.
In 1821 Thomas Sully visited Monticello, where he drew Thomas Jefferson from life. Over the years, Sully created numerous paintings of Jefferson based on the original sketch, including the Senate’s painting in 1856. Scholar Alfred L. Bush, writing in 1987 in The Life Portraits of Thomas Jefferson, called the Senate’s Sully portrait “one of the most notable.” Since its purchase in 1874, the portrait has continuously graced the walls of the Senate wing of the Capitol, and is currently on display in the Lyndon B. Johnson Room.
Grilled Salmon with Sorrel Sauce
Rosemary Chicken with pecan rice, ginger baby carrots and broccoli flowerets
Apple-Cranberry Brown Betty with creme anglaise
PASS IN REVIEW
President William J. Clinton, First Lady Hillary Clinton, Vice President Gore, Second Lady Tipper Gore, and their families, along with Maj. Gen. Bradley A. Becker, U.S. Army, is commander of the Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region (JFHQ-NCR), stand on the steps of the East Front to participate in the Pass in Review prior to departing the Capitol for the Inaugural Parade to the White House.