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U.S. Presidential Inaugurations: Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt portrait, facing front
[Theodore Roosevelt portrait, facing front].
Geo. (George) Prince, photographer;
cJuly 14, 1904.
Prints and Photographs Division.

Oath of Office - September 14, 1901 | Second Inauguration - March 4, 1905

Oath of Office - September 14, 1901

Facts*

  • Roosevelt became President upon the assassination of William McKinley, who was shot by Leon F. Czolgosz in Buffalo, New York on September 6, 1901. McKinley died on September 14, 1901.
  • No Bible was used when Roosevelt took the oath of office.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Minneapolis journal September 14, 1901
The Minneapolis Journal.
(Minneapolis, Minn.); September 14, 1901.
Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers.

The new president takes the oath of office at the Wilcox home
The new president takes the oath of office. The Wilcox home in which President Roosevelt was sworn in.
Robert Lee Dunn, photographer; [Sept. 1901].
Prints and Photographs Division.

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Second Inauguration - March 4, 1905

Facts*

  • First time that telephones were installed on the Capitol Grounds for an inaugural. (AOC "Inaugurations" files: Correspondence).

 

Inaugural address, reading copy with Roosevelt's emendations
Inaugural address, reading copy[?], with Roosevelt's emendations.
March 4, 1905.
The Papers of Theodore Roosevelt.
Manuscript Division.

President Theodore Roosevelt delivering his inaugural address
President Theodore Roosevelt delivering his inaugural address, Washington, D.C.
American Stereoscopic Company, publisher; 1905.
Prints and Photographs Division.

President Roosevelt taking the oath of office, Mar. 4 1905
President Roosevelt taking the oath of office, Mar. 4 1905.
c1905.
Prints and Photographs Division.

Theodore Roosevelt in carriage on Pennsylvania Avenue on way to Capitol, March 4, 1905
[Theodore Roosevelt in carriage on Pennsylvania Avenue on way to Capitol, March 4, 1905].
c1905.
Prints and Photographs Division.

Invitation to the inauguration of the President of the United States, 1905
[Invitation to the inauguration of the President of the United States, 1905].
1905.
American Time Capsule: Three Centuries of Broadsides and Other Printed Ephemera.
Rare Book and Special Collections Division.

Charles L. Ballard Interview, February 12, 1937, former Rough Rider
[Charles L. Ballard], (Interview, February 12, 1937, with Charles L. Ballard, a former Rough Rider who served as Guard of Honor at Roosevelt's inauguration.
March 4, 1905), Page 4
.
March 4, 1905.
U.S. Work Projects Administration, Federal Writers' Project.
Manuscript Division.

Theodore Roosevelt's inaugural ceremony, 1905
[Theodore Roosevelt's inaugural ceremony, 1905].
1905.
Theodore Roosevelt: His Life and Times on Film.
Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division.

Theodore Roosevelt's inauguration, 1905
Theodore Roosevelt's inauguration, 1905 [1].
March 4, 1905.
Theodore Roosevelt: His Life and Times on Film.
Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound 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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