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Outgoing president Selina Meyer and outgoing vice president Andrew Doyle at the inauguration of Laura Montez, 2017.

The inauguration of the president of the United States is a ceremony to mark the commencement of a new four-year term of the president of the United States. This ceremony takes place for each new presidential term, even if the president is continuing in office for a second term. Since 1937, it has taken place at noon EST on January 20, the first day of the new term, some 72 to 78 days after the presidential election, except for several occasions when January 20 fell on a Sunday. In those years, the presidential oath of office was administered on that day privately and then again in a public ceremony the next day, on Monday, January 21.

List of inauguration ceremonies Edit

The 65 inauguration ceremonies marking the start of a new four-year presidential term of office and also the ten marking the start of a partial presidential term following the intra-term death or resignation of an incumbent president are listed in the table below.

No. Date Event Location Oath Administered by
1st April 30, 1789

(Thursday)

First inauguration of George Washington Front balcony,

Federal Hall
New York, New York

Robert Livingston,

Chancellor of New York

2nd March 4, 1793

(Monday)

Second inauguration of George Washington Senate Chamber,

Congress Hall
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

William Cushing,

Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court

3rd March 4, 1797

(Saturday)

Inauguration of John Adams House Chamber,

Congress Hall

Oliver Ellsworth,

Chief Justice of the United States

4th March 4, 1801

(Wednesday)

First inauguration of Thomas Jefferson Senate Chamber,

U.S. Capitol
Washington, D.C.

John Marshall,

Chief Justice of the United States

5th March 4, 1805

(Monday)

Second inauguration of Thomas Jefferson Senate Chamber,

U.S. Capitol

6th March 4, 1809

(Saturday)

First inauguration of James Madison House Chamber,

U.S. Capitol

7th March 4, 1813

(Thursday)

Second inauguration of James Madison House Chamber,

U.S. Capitol

8th March 4, 1817

(Tuesday)

First inauguration of James Monroe Front steps,

Old Brick Capitol

9th March 5, 1821

(Monday)

Second inauguration of James Monroe House Chamber,

U.S. Capitol

10th March 4, 1825

(Friday)

Inauguration of John Quincy Adams House Chamber,

U.S. Capitol

11th March 4, 1829

(Wednesday)

First inauguration of Andrew Jackson East Portico,

U.S. Capitol

12th March 4, 1833

(Monday)

Second inauguration of Andrew Jackson House Chamber,

U.S. Capitol

13th March 4, 1837

(Saturday)

Inauguration of Martin Van Buren East Portico,

U.S. Capitol

Roger B. Taney,

Chief Justice of the United States

14th March 4, 1841

(Thursday)

Inauguration of William Henry Harrison East Portico,

U.S. Capitol

April 6, 1841

(Tuesday)

Inauguration of John Tyler Brown’s Indian Queen Hotel,

Washington, D.C.

William Cranch

Chief Judge, U.S. Circuit Court of the District of Columbia

15th March 4, 1845

(Tuesday)

Inauguration of James K. Polk East Portico,

U.S. Capitol

Roger B. Taney,

Chief Justice

16th March 5, 1849

(Monday)

Inauguration of Zachary Taylor East Portico,

U.S. Capitol

July 10, 1850

(Wednesday)

Inauguration of Millard Fillmore House Chamber,

U.S. Capitol

William Cranch

Circuit Court Judge

17th March 4, 1853

(Friday)

Inauguration of Franklin Pierce East Portico,

U.S. Capitol

Roger B. Taney,

Chief Justice

18th March 4, 1857

(Wednesday)

Inauguration of James Buchanan East Portico,

U.S. Capitol

19th March 4, 1861

(Monday)

First inauguration of Abraham Lincoln East Portico,

U.S. Capitol

20th March 4, 1865

(Saturday)

Second inauguration of Abraham Lincoln East Portico,

U.S. Capitol

Salmon P. Chase,

Chief Justice of the United States

April 15, 1865

(Saturday)

Inauguration of Andrew Johnson Kirkwood House Hotel,

Washington, D.C.

21st March 4, 1869

(Thursday)

First inauguration of Ulysses S. Grant East Portico,

U.S. Capitol

22nd March 4, 1873

(Tuesday)

Second inauguration of Ulysses S. Grant East Portico,

U.S. Capitol

23rd March 5, 1877

(Monday)

Inauguration of Rutherford B. Hayes East Portico,

U.S. Capitol

Morrison Waite,

Chief Justice of the United States

24th March 4, 1881

(Friday)

Inauguration of James A. Garfield East Portico,

U.S. Capitol

September 20, 1881

(Tuesday)

Inauguration of Chester A. Arthur Chester A. Arthur Home,

New York, New York

John R. Brady,

Justice of the New York Supreme Court

25th March 4, 1885

(Wednesday)

First inauguration of Grover Cleveland East Portico,

U.S. Capitol

Morrison Waite,

Chief Justice

26th March 4, 1889

(Monday)

Inauguration of Benjamin Harrison East Portico,

U.S. Capitol

Melville Fuller,

Chief Justice of the United States

27th March 4, 1893

(Saturday)

Second inauguration of Grover Cleveland East Portico,

U.S. Capitol

28th March 4, 1897

(Thursday)

First inauguration of William McKinley Front of original Senate Wing

U.S. Capitol

29th March 4, 1901

(Monday)

Second inauguration of William McKinley East Portico,

U.S. Capitol

September 14, 1901

(Saturday)

First inauguration of Theodore Roosevelt Ansley Wilcox Home,

Buffalo, New York

John R. Hazel,

Judge, U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York

30th March 4, 1905

(Saturday)

Second inauguration of Theodore Roosevelt East Portico,

U.S. Capitol

Melville Fuller,

Chief Justice

31st March 4, 1909

(Thursday)

Inauguration of William Howard Taft Senate Chamber,

U.S. Capitol

32nd March 4, 1913

(Tuesday)

First inauguration of Woodrow Wilson East Portico,

U.S. Capitol

Edward D. White,

Chief Justice of the United States

33rd March 5, 1917

(Monday)

Second inauguration of Woodrow Wilson East Portico,

U.S. Capitol

34th March 4, 1921

(Friday)

Inauguration of Warren G. Harding East Portico,

U.S. Capitol

August 3, 1923

(Friday)

First inauguration of Calvin Coolidge Coolidge Homestead,

Plymouth Notch, Vermont

John Calvin Coolidge

Notary public

35th March 4, 1925

(Wednesday)

Second inauguration of Calvin Coolidge East Portico,

U.S. Capitol

William Howard Taft

Chief Justice of the United States

36th March 4, 1929

(Monday)

Inauguration of Herbert Hoover East Portico,

U.S. Capitol

37th March 4, 1933

(Saturday)

First inauguration of Franklin D. Roosevelt East Portico,

U.S. Capitol

Charles E. Hughes

Chief Justice of the United States

38th January 20, 1937

(Wednesday)

Second inauguration of Franklin D. Roosevelt East Portico,

U.S. Capitol

39th January 20, 1941

(Monday)

Third inauguration of Franklin D. Roosevelt East Portico,

U.S. Capitol

40th January 20, 1945

(Saturday)

Fourth inauguration of Franklin D. Roosevelt South Portico,

White House

Harlan F. Stone

Chief Justice of the United States

April 12, 1945

(Thursday)

First inauguration of Harry S. Truman Cabinet Room,

White House

41st January 20, 1949

(Thursday)

Second inauguration of Harry S. Truman East Portico,

U.S. Capitol

Fred M. Vinson

Chief Justice of the United States

42nd January 20, 1953

(Tuesday)

First inauguration of Dwight D. Eisenhower East Portico,

U.S. Capitol

43rd January 21, 1957

(Monday)

Second inauguration of Dwight D. Eisenhower East Portico,

U.S. Capitol

Earl Warren

Chief Justice of the United States

44th January 20, 1961

(Friday)

Inauguration of John F. Kennedy East Portico,

U.S. Capitol

November 22, 1963

(Friday)

First inauguration of Lyndon B. Johnson Air Force One,

Dallas Love Field,
Dallas, Texas

Sarah T. Hughes

Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

45th January 20, 1965

(Wednesday)

Second inauguration of Lyndon B. Johnson East Portico,

U.S. Capitol

Earl Warren

Chief Justice

46th January 20, 1969

(Monday)

First inauguration of Richard Nixon East Portico,

U.S. Capitol

47th January 20, 1973

(Saturday)

Second inauguration of Richard Nixon East Portico,

U.S. Capitol

Warren Burger

Chief Justice of the United States

August 9, 1974

(Friday)

Inauguration of Gerald Ford East Room,

White House

48th January 20, 1977

(Thursday)

Inauguration of Jimmy Carter East Portico,

U.S. Capitol

49th January 20, 1981

(Tuesday)

First inauguration of Ronald Reagan West Front,

U.S. Capitol

50th January 21, 1985

(Monday)

Second inauguration of Ronald Reagan Rotunda,

U.S. Capitol

51st January 20, 1989

(Friday)

First inauguration of President Stevenson West Front,

U.S. Capitol

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Chief Justice of the United States

52nd January 20, 1993

(Wednesday)

Second inauguration of President Stevenson West Front,

U.S. Capitol

53rd January 20, 1997

(Monday)

First inauguration of the 42nd president West Front,

U.S. Capitol

54th January 20, 2001

(Saturday)

Second inauguration of the 42nd president West Front,

U.S. Capitol

55th January 20, 2005

(Thursday)

First inauguration of the the 43rd president West Front,

U.S. Capitol

56th January 20, 2009

(Tuesday)

Second inauguration of the 43rd president West Front,

U.S. Capitol

57th January 21, 2013


(Monday)

Inauguration of Stuart Hughes West Front,

U.S. Capitol

January 24, 2016

(Sunday)

First inauguration of Selina Meyer White House Former Chief Justice
58th January 20, 2017

(Friday)

Inauguration of Laura Montez West Front,

U.S. Capitol

Chief Justice

Chief Justice of the United States

59th January 20, 2021

(Wednesday)

Second inauguration of Selina Meyer West Front,

U.S. Capitol

60th January 20, 2025

(Monday)

Inauguration of the 48th president
61st January 20, 2029

(Saturday)

Inauguration of the 48th or 49th president
62nd January 20, 2033

(Thursday)

Inauguration of the 49th or 50th president
63rd January 20, 2037

(Tuesday)

Inauguration of the 49th or 50th president
64th January 21, 2041

(Monday)

First inauguration of Richard Splett
65th January 20, 2045

(Friday)

Second inauguration of Richard Splett

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