The 34th Presidential

Inauguration

Warren G. Harding

March 04, 1921

Inaugural

Address

‘My Countrymen: When one surveys the world about him after the great storm, noting the marks of destruction and yet rejoicing in the ruggedness of the things which withstood it, if he is an American he breathes the clarified atmosphere with a strange mingling of regret and new hope.’
Presidential Oath of Office

Administered to Warren G. Harding by the Honorable Edward D. White, Chief Justice of the United States.

Vice Presidential Oath of Office

Administered to Calvin Coolidge.

Facts, Firsts &

Precedents

  • First President to ride to and from his Inauguration in an automobile.

  • President and Mrs. Harding and their immediate family ate lunch at the White House immediately following the inauguration. The luncheon was arranged by outgoing President and Mrs. Wilson, following the tradition established in 1889, when President and Mrs. Cleveland invited the Harrisons to eat lunch at the White House before the parade.

Location
East Portico, U.S. Capitol
Washington, DC
Weather
Sunny. Estimated temperature of 38°F.
Bible
Same Bible used by George Washington, belonging to St. John's Masonic Lodge No. 1, open to Micah 6:8
Inaugural Committee