The 49th Presidential

Inauguration

Ronald W. Reagan

January 20, 1981
Presidential Oath of Office

Administered to Ronald W. Reagan by the HonorableWarren E. Burger, Chief Justice of the United States.



Inaugural

Address

‘To a few of us here today, this is a solemn and most momentous occasion; and yet, in the history of our Nation, it is a commonplace occurrence.’

Vice Presidential Oath of Office

Administered to George H.W. Bush.


Facts, Firsts &

Precedents

  • First Inauguration held on the west front of the U.S. Capitol.

  • Reagan's first Inauguration was also the warmest on record with a noon temperature of 55

Location
West Front, U.S. Capitol
Washington, DC
Weather
Mostly cloudy and mild, with a noon temperature of 55°F.
Bible
Family Bible given to him by his mother, open to II Chronicles 7:14
Inaugural Committee