The 22nd Presidential


Ulysses S. Grant

March 04, 1873



‘ Fellow-Citizens: Under Providence I have been called a second time to act as Executive over this great nation.’

Presidential Oath of Office

Administered to Ulysses S. Grant by the Honorable Salmon P. Chase, Chief Justice of the United States.

Vice Presidential Oath of Office

Administered to Henry Wilson.

Facts, Firsts &


Coldest March 4 Inauguration Day; the noon temperature was 16

East Portico, U.S. Capitol
Washington, DC
The morning low temperature of 4°F was a record for the month of March. The day remains the coldest March day on record. During the day, bitterly cold winds gusted up to 40 mph. By noon, the temperature had risen to 16°F. Wind chill temperatures were -15° to -30°F.
Bible provided by D. W. Middleton, Clerk of the Supreme Court, opened to Isaiah 11:1-3.