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U.S. Presidential Inaugurations: Rutherford B. Hayes

[President Rutherford B. Hayes portrait
[President Rutherford B. Hayes, half-length portrait, seated, facing left].
[Between 1877 and 1893,
printed later].
Prints and Photographs Division.

Inauguration - March 5, 1877

Facts*

  • March 4, 1877 fell on Sunday, so Hayes privately took oath of office on Saturday, March 3, in the White House Red Room to ensure peaceful transition of power; the public Inauguration was on Monday, March 5.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inauguration of President Hayes, showing Senate wing of the U.S. Capitol
[Inauguration of President Hayes, showing Senate wing of the U.S. Capitol and the crowd on the lawn before it, March 5, 1877].
Architect of the Capitol; [between 1966 and 1990, from a stereograph taken in 1877].
Prints and Photographs Division .
Inauguration grand march
Inauguration grand march.
1871.
Music Division.

Diary Entry of James A. Garfield, March 5, 1877
Diary Entry of James A. Garfield, March 5, 1877
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March 5, 1877.
James A. Garfield papers, 1775-1889.
Manuscript Division.

Letter from John Cochrane to Carl Schurz, March 6, 1877
Letter from John Cochrane to Carl Schurz, March 6, 1877.
March 6, 1877.
Carl Schurz papers, 1842-1983.
Manuscript 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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