The 29th Presidential

Inauguration

William McKinley

March 04, 1901

Inaugural

Address

‘ My Fellow-Citizens: When we assembled here on the 4th of March, 1897, there was great anxiety with regard to our currency and credit.’

Presidential Oath of Office

Administered to William McKinley by the Honorable Melville W. Fuller, Chief Justice of the United States.

Vice Presidential Oath of Office

Administered to Theodore Roosevelt.

Facts, Firsts &

Precedents

First time the U.S. House joined with the U.S. Senate, creating the JCCIC, to make Inaugural arrangements

Location
East Portico, U.S. Capitol
Washington, DC
Weather
Overcast. It rained overnight and then began again during the ceremony and ended at 3:45 pm. Total rainfall was 0.32 inches. Estimated noon temperature of 47°F.
Bible
Bible provided to him by the Clerk of the Supreme Court, open to Proverbs 16:20-21
Inaugural Committee