The 52nd Presidential

Inauguration

William J. Clinton

January 20, 1993
Call to Order and Welcoming Remarks

Wendell H. Ford

Invocation

The Reverend Billy Graham

Musical Selection

“City on the Hill” composed by Dr. Marvin V. Curtis and performed by the Philander Smith Collegiate Choir from Little Rock, Arkansas under the direction of Stephen L. Hayes.

Vice Presidential Oath of Office

Administered to Albert A. Gore Jr. by the Honorable Byron White, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.


Musical Selection

An American medley sung by Marilyn Horne that included “Simple Gifts” by Aaron Copeland and “Make a Rainbow” by Portia Nelson.

Musical Selection

“The Liberty Bell” performed by the United States Marine Band.

Presidential Oath of Office

Administered to William J. Clinton by the Honorable William Rehnquist, Chief Justice of the United States.


Inaugural

Address

‘My fellow citizens, today, we celebrate the mystery of American renewal.’

Poem

“On the Pulse of Morning” composed and recited by Dr. Maya Angelou.

Benediction

The Reverend Billy Graham

The National Anthem

Marilyn Horne

Facts, Firsts &

Precedents

Location
West Front, U.S. Capitol
Washington, DC
Weather
Sunny and pleasant with estimated noon temperature of 40°F.
Bible
King James Bible, given to him by grandmother, open to Galatians 6:8
Inaugural Committee