The 24th Presidential

Inauguration

James A. Garfield

March 04, 1881

Inaugural

Address

‘Fellow-Citizens: We stand to-day upon an eminence which overlooks a hundred years of national life—a century crowded with perils, but crowned with the triumphs of liberty and law.’

Presidential Oath of Office

Administered to James A. Garfield by the Honorable Morrison R. Waite, Chief Justice of the United States.

Vice Presidential Oath of Office

Administered to Chester A. Arthur.

Facts, Firsts &

Precedents

First President to review the Inaugural parade from a stand built in front of the White House.

Location
East Portico, U.S. Capitol
Washington, DC
Weather
Snow all night until about 10 am. The afternoon was sunny and windy. Estimated noon temperature of 57°F.
Bible
Bible provided by James H. McKenney, Clerk of the Supreme Court, open to Proverbs 21:1.