The 30th Presidential

Inauguration

Theodore Roosevelt

March 04, 1905

Inaugural

Address

‘ My fellow-citizens, no people on earth have more cause to be thankful than ours, and this is said reverently, in no spirit of boastfulness in our own strength, but with gratitude to the Giver of Good who has blessed us with the conditions which have enabled us to achieve so large a measure of well-being and of happiness.’
Presidential Oath of Office

Administered to Theodore Roosevelt by the Honorable Melville W. Fuller, Chief Justice of the United States.

Vice Presidential Oath of Office

Administered to Charles Fairbanks.

Facts, Firsts &

Precedents

This was the first time telephone lines were installed at the U.S. Capitol for an Inauguration.

Location
East Portico, U.S. Capitol
Washington, DC
Weather
Sunny with strong northwest winds. Patches of snow remained on the ground from a snow fall the day before. Estimated noon temperature of 45°F.
Bible
Same Bible used when Roosevelt was sworn in as Governor of New York in 1898, open to James 1:22-23
Inaugural Committee