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U.S. Presidential Inaugurations: Ulysses S. Grant

Ulysses S. Grant, bust portrait, facing right
[Ulysses S. Grant, bust portrait,
facing right]
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[no date recorded on caption card].
Prints and Photographs Division.

First Inauguration - March 4, 1869 |  Second Inauguration - March 4, 1873

First Inauguration - March 4, 1869

Facts*

  • Andrew Johnson did not accompany President-elect Grant to the Capitol, nor did he attend the Inaugural ceremonies. Instead, he remained at the White House signing last-minute legislation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Second Inauguration - March 4, 1873

Facts*

  • Coldest March 4 Inauguration Day; the noon temperature was 16
Washington D.C. - The Inauguration - View of the Procession, looking down Pennsylvania Avenue from the Treasury
Washington D.C. - The Inauguration - View of the Procession, looking down Pennsylvania Avenue from the Treasury.
Underwood & Underwood, publisher; 1873.
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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