Presidential Inaugurations

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HV/Story/ Work by: Barrett Golding

The first sound-recording of a presidential inauguration was made in 1925, Calvin Coolidge’s ceremony. It was one of the first electrical recordings, using not acoustical horns to capture audio, but microphones and amplifiers to record the sound. The inaugural speech of Coolidge’s sucessor, Herbert Hoover, was not recorded. President Ford did not have an Inauguration Day, but did have some memorable moments during his “Remarks On Taking the Oath of Office,” So, from their inaugural addresses: Ladies the Gentlemen, the Presidents of the United States…

Aired on NPR Day to Day; by producer Barrett Golding, “Presidential Inaugurations” (8:57 mp3):

Calvin Coolidge- Inaugural Address, Wednesday, March 4, 1925
Franklin D. Roosevelt- First Inaugural Address, Saturday, March 4, 1933
Harry S. Truman- Inaugural Address, Thursday, January 20, 1949
Dwight D. Eisenhower- First Inaugural Address, Tuesday, January 20, 1953
John F. Kennedy- Inaugural Address, Friday, January 20, 1961
Lyndon B. Johnson- Inaugural Address, Wednesday, January 20, 1965
Richard M. Nixon- Second Inaugural Address, Saturday, January 20, 1973
Gerald Ford Remarks- On Taking the Oath of Office, Friday Aug. 9, 1974
Jimmy Carter- Inaugural Address, Thursday, January 20, 1977
Ronald Reagan- Second Inaugural Address, Monday, January 21, 1985
George H. W. Bush- Inaugural Address, Friday, January 20, 1989
Bill Clinton First- Inaugural Address, Thursday, January 20, 1993
George W. Bush- Inaugural Address, Saturday, January 20, 2001

Photos from the Library of Congress online exhibition, "I Do Solemnly Swear…": Presidential Inaugurations:

Lincoln's second inaugural, March 4, 1865
Abraham Lincoln‘s second inaugural, March 4, 1865

Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes administering oath of office to Franklin Delano Roosevelt on the east portico of the U.S. Capitol, March 4, 1933
Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes administering oath of office to Franklin Delano Roosevelt on the east portico of the U.S. Capitol, March 4, 1933

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