The 32nd Presidential

Inauguration

Woodrow Wilson

March 04, 1913

Inaugural

Address

‘ There has been a change of government. It began two years ago, when the House of Representatives became Democratic by a decisive majority.
Presidential Oath of Office

Administered to Woodrow Wilson by the Honorable Edward D. White, Chief Justice of the United States.

Vice Presidential Oath of Office

Administered to Thomas R. Marshall.

Facts, Firsts &

Precedents

Inaugural ball was suspended for the first time since 1853. Wilson requested that the ball be cancelled because he found it inappropriate for the solemn occasion.

Location
East Portico, U.S. Capitol
Washington, DC
Weather
Overcast, but mild. Estimated noon temperature of 55°F.
Bible
Same Bible used when he was sworn in as Governor of New Jersey, open to Psalm 119:43-46.
Inaugural Committee
  • Sen. Winthrop M. Crane (R-ME), Chair
  • Sen. Augustus O. Bacon (D-GA)
  • Sen. Lee S. Overman (D-NC)
  • Rep. William W. Rucker (D-MO)
  • Rep. Finis J. Garrett (D-TN)
  • Rep. William B. McKinley (R-IL)