38TH INAUGURAL CEREMONIES TEST
March 4, 1933
Sen. Matthew M. Neely (D-WV), Chair
Sen. Joseph T. Robinson (D-AR)
Sen. Frederick Hale (R-ME)
Rep. John J. O’Connor (D-NY)
Rep. Robert L. Doughton (D-NC)
Rep. Bertrand H. Snell (R-NY)
THE SWEARING-IN CEREMONIES
The Swearing-In Ceremony:
Franklin D. Roosevelt was sworn-in for his second term as the 32nd President of the United States, and John Nance Garner was sworn-in for his second term as the 32nd Vice President of the United States.
East Portico, U.S. Capitol
Cold with heavy rains. Between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., 0.69 inches of rain fell. Some sleet and freezing rain fell in the morning. Estimated noon temperature of 33°F.
Same family Bible used for his 1933 Inauguration, open to I Corinthians 13.
FACTS, FIRSTS, AND PRECEDENTS
First president inaugurated on January 20th, a change made by the 20th Amendment to the Constitution; First time the Vice President was sworn-in outdoors on the same platform with the President; The President and First Lady hosted around 600 guests for a buffet luncheon at the White House in the state dining room and East Room. They served hot coffee, sandwiches, and cake.
The Reverend ZeBarney T. Phillips, D. D., Chaplain of the United States Senate
VICE PRESIDENTIAL OATH OF OFFICE
Administered to John Nance Garner by Senator Joseph T. Robinson.
PRESIDENTIAL OATH OF OFFICE
Administered to Franklin D. Roosevelt by the Honorable Charles E. Hughes, Chief Justice of the United States.
“When four years ago we met to inaugurate a President, the Republic, single-minded in anxiety, stood in spirit here. We dedicated ourselves to the fulfillment of a vision—to speed the time when there would be for all the people that security and peace essential to the pursuit of happiness.”
President Franklin D. Roosevelt
The Right Reverend Monsignor John A. Ryan, D. D., of the Catholic University, Washington, D.C.