Second inauguration of Franklin D. Roosevelt

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Second Presidential Inauguration of Franklin D. Roosevelt
FDR in 1933.jpg
Date January 20, 1937; 80 years ago (1937-01-20)
Location Washington, D.C.
United States Capitol
Participants President of the United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt
Assuming office
Chief Justice of the United States,
Charles E. Hughes
Administering oath
Vice President of the United States
John Nance Garner
Assuming office
United States Senate Majority Leader,
Joseph Taylor Robinson
Administering oath

The second inauguration of Franklin D. Roosevelt as President of the United States was held on Wednesday, January 20, 1937. The inauguration marked the commencement of the second four-year term of Franklin D. Roosevelt as President and John Nance Garner as Vice President. It was the first inauguration to take place on January 20 as per the 20th Amendment to the U.S.Constitution. This was also the first time the Vice President took his Oath on the Inaugural Platform during the ceremonies.[1]

It rained all morning and during the inauguration - the crowds hastily dispersed once it was over.[2]

See also

Notes

  1. ^ http://inaugural.senate.gov/history/chronology/fdroosevelt1937.cfm
  2. ^ The Forgotten Memoir of John Knox: A Year in the Life of a Supreme Court Clerk in FDR's Washington pages 165-167, by John Frush Knox, edited and published by Dennis J. Hutchinson and David J. Garrow, 2004.
  • Video of FDR's second inauguration from British Pathe (via YouTube)
  • Video of FDR's second inauguration from Critical Past (via YouTube)
  • Text of Roosevelt's Second Inaugural Address
  • Audio of Roosevelt's Second Inaugural Address (via YouTube)
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