6TH INAUGURAL CEREMONIES
March 4, 1809
THE SWEARING-IN CEREMONIES
The Swearing-In Ceremony:
James Madison was sworn-in as the 4th President of the United States, and George Clinton was sworn-in for his second term as the 4th Vice President of the United States.
House of Representatives Chamber, U.S. Capitol
Cloudy. It rained the day before, leaving the streets muddy.
FACTS, FIRSTS, AND PRECEDENTS
The first Inaugural Ball was held the evening after the Swearing-In Ceremony. It took place at Long’s Hotel and tickets cost $4 each.
PRESIDENTIAL OATH OF OFFICE
Administered to James Madison by the Honorable John Marshall, Chief Justice of the United States.
VICE PRESIDENTIAL OATH OF OFFICE
Administered to George Clinton.
President James Madison