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Inaugural Addresses of

Our U. S. Presidents

George Washington

George Washington

John Adams

John Adams

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson

James Madison

James Madison

James Monroe

James Monroe

John Quincy Adams

John Quincy Adams

Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson

Martin Van Buren

Martin Van Buren

William Henry Harrison

William Henry Harrison

John Tyler

John Tyler 
President Harrison contracted pneumonia during his inaugural ceremony and died 31 days later on April 4, 1841.  Vice President John Tyler was sworn in two days later at his residence at the Indian Queen Hotel by U.S. Circuit Court Judge William Cranch.  He served only one term and did not have opportunity to give an Inaugural Address.

James Polk

James Polk

Zachary Taylor

Zachary Taylor

Millard Fillmore

Millard Fillmore
President Zachary Taylor died on July 9, 1850 - a little more than a year after his Inauguration.   The following day Millard Fillmore received the oath of office from Judge William Cranch (who had also administered the oath to Vice President Tyler) in the hall of the House of Representatives.  Fillmore served only one term and did not have opportunity to give an Inaugural Address.

Franklin Pierce

Franklin Pierce

James Buchanan

James Buchanan

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

Andrew Johnson

Andrew Johnson
Vice President Andrew Johnson received the oath of office from Supreme Court Chief Justice Salmon Chase in his room at Kirkwood House on the day President Lincoln died.  He served only one term and never gave an Inaugural Address.

Ulysses S. Grant

Ulysses S. Grant

Rutherford B. Hayes

Rutherford B. Hayes

James A. Garfield

James A. Garfield

Chester A. Arthur

Chester A. Arthur
Vice President Arthur took the oath of office twice upon the death of President Garfield.   On September 20, 1881, the day the President died, New York Supreme Court Judge John R. Brady administered the oath to the Vice President at his home in New York.   The following day Supreme Court Chief Justice Morrison Waite again administered the oath, this time at the Vice President's Washington, DC office.  He never gave an Inaugural Address.

Grover Cleveland

Grover Cleveland

Benjamin Harrison

Benjamin Harrison

Grover Cleveland

Grover Cleveland

William McKinley

William McKinley

Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt

William H. Taft

William H. Taft

Woodrow Wilson

Woodrow Wilson

Warren G. Harding

Warren G. Harding

Calvin Coolidge

Calvin Coolidge

Herbert Hoover

Herbert Hoover

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Harry S Truman

Harry S Truman

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Dwight D. Eisenhower

John F. Kennedy

John F. Kennedy

Lyndon B. Johnson

Lyndon B. Johnson

Richard M. Nixon

Richard M. Nixon

Gerald R. Ford

Gerald R. Ford
House Minority Leader Gerald Ford became Vice President two months after Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned on October 10, 1973.  Eight months after he became VP, President Nixon resigned and Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger administered the Presidential oath of office to Vice President Ford on August 9, 1974 in the East Room of the White House.

Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter

Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan

George Bush

George Herbert Walker Bush

William Jefferson Clinton

William Jefferson Clinton

George W. Bush

 

Barack H. Obama

 

 

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