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U.S. Presidential Inaugurations: Zachary Taylor

Zachary Taylor portrait
[Zachary Taylor, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left] / Brady, N.Y.
Mathew B. Brady, photographer; [photographed 1849, rephotographed between 1860 and 1890].
Prints and Photographs Division.

Inauguration - March 4, 1849


  • March 4, 1849 fell on a Sunday, so following precedent, Taylor was Inaugurated the next day, Monday, March 5, 1849.
  • Three Inaugural balls were held that evening, and Taylor attended all of them.












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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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