Inauguration of Martin Van Buren

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Presidential Inauguration of Martin Van Buren
Martin Van Buren by George PA Healy, 1858.gif
Date March 4, 1837; 177 years ago (1837-03-04)
Location United States Capitol,
Washington, D.C.
Participants President of the United States, Martin Van Buren
Assuming office
Chief Justice of the United States,
Roger B. Taney
Administering oath
Vice President of the United States
Richard Mentor Johnson
Assuming office

The inauguration of Martin Van Buren as the eighth President of the United States took place on Saturday, March 4, 1837. The inauguration marked the commencement of the only four-year term of Martin Van Buren as President and Richard Mentor Johnson as Vice President. Van Buren was sworn in as President by Chief Justice Roger Taney on March 4, a sunny and cold day. For the first time in inaugural history, the outgoing President (Andrew Jackson) and incoming President rode together to the Capitol.[1]

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  1. ^ "President Martin Van Buren, 1837". Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies. Retrieved 2009-01-23. 

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