The 13th Presidential


Martin Van Buren

March 04, 1837



"Fellow-Citizens: The practice of all my predecessors imposes on me an obligation I cheerfully fulfill—to accompany the first and solemn act of my public trust with an avowal of the principles that will guide me in performing it and an expression of my feelings on assuming a charge so responsible and vast."

Presidential Oath of Office

Administered to Martin Van Buren by the Honorable Roger B. Taney, Chief Justice of the United States.

Vice Presidential Oath of Office

Administered to Richard M. Johnson.

Facts, Firsts &


  • First President who was not born a British subject

  • First time the President and President-elect rode to the Capitol together for the Inauguration

East Portico, U.S. Capitol
Washington, DC
Sunny and brisk. Estimated noon temperature of 29°F.