Second inauguration of William McKinley

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Second presidential inauguration of William McKinley
DateMarch 4, 1901; 122 years ago (1901-03-04)
LocationUnited States Capitol,
Washington, D.C.
Organized byJoint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies
ParticipantsWilliam McKinley
25th president of the United States
— Assuming office

Melville Fuller
Chief Justice of the United States
— Administering oath

Theodore Roosevelt
25th vice president of the United States
— Assuming office

William P. Frye
President pro tempore of the United States Senate
— Administering oath

The second inauguration of William McKinley as president of the United States was held on Monday, March 4, 1901, at the East Portico of the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. This was the 29th inauguration and marked the commencement of the second and final term of William McKinley as president and the only term of Theodore Roosevelt as vice president. McKinley died 194 days into this term, and Roosevelt succeeded in the presidency.

Chief Justice Melville Fuller administered the oath of office. This was the first inauguration to take place in the 20th century. This was also the first inauguration to be arranged by the Joint Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies and organized by both the House of Representatives and the Senate.[1]


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  1. ^ "The 29th Presidential Inauguration: William McKinley, March 04, 1901". United States Senate. Retrieved April 10, 2020.

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