The 1st Presidential

Inauguration

George Washington

April 30, 1789

Inaugural

Address

"Fellow-Citizens of the Senate and of the House of Representatives: Among the vicissitudes incident to life no event could have filled me with greater anxieties than that of which the notification was transmitted by your order, and received on the 14th day of the present month."

Presidential Oath of Office

Administered to George Washington by the Honorable Robert Livingston, Chancellor of the State of New York.


Vice Presidential Oath of Office

Administered to John Adams.


Facts, Firsts &

Precedents

First Inauguration

Location
Balcony, Federal Hall,
New York, NY
Weather
Clear and cool
Bible
The Holy Bible from St. John's Masonic Lodge, No. 1, opened at random due to haste to Genesis 49:13