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U.S. Presidential Inaugurations: Warren G. Harding

Warren G. Harding, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left
[Warren G. Harding, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left].
August 31, 1920.
Prints and Photographs Division.

Inauguration - March 4, 1921

Facts*

  • First President to ride to and from his Inauguration in an automobile.
  • President and Mrs. Harding and their immediate family ate lunch at the White House immediately following the inauguration. The luncheon was arranged by outgoing President and Mrs. Wilson, following the tradition established in 1889, when President and Mrs. Cleveland invited the Harrisons to eat lunch at the White House before the parade.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

President Harding waving to crowd, from inaugural stand on east portico of U.S. Capitol, March 4, 1921
[President Harding waving to crowd, from inaugural stand on east portico of U.S. Capitol, March 4, 1921].
March 4, 1921.
Prints and Photographs Division.

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* This information is based on a compilation by the Office of the Curator, Architect of the Capitol, Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies, from contemporary accounts and other sources. Additional research provided by Library of Congress staff.

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