First inauguration of William McKinley

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First Presidential Inauguration of William McKinley
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Chief Justice Melville Fuller administering the oath to McKinley as President in 1897. Out-going President Grover Cleveland stands to the right.
Date March 4, 1897; 117 years ago (1897-03-04)
Location Washington, D.C.
U.S. Capitol
Participants William McKinley

The first inauguration of William McKinley as the 25th President of the United States took place on March 4, 1897. The inauguration marked the commencement of the first four-year term of William McKinley as President and Garret Hobart as Vice President. Chief Justice Melville W. Fuller administered the Oath of office. This was the first inauguration to be recorded on film. It also marked the last inauguration of the 19th century.[1]

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  1. ^ "Inauguration of William McKinley,1897". Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies. Retrieved 2009-01-21. 

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