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First inauguration of Calvin Coolidge

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Date August 3, 1923; 92 years ago (1923-08-03) (Private ceremony)
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Participants Calvin Coolidge
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The first inauguration of Calvin Coolidge as the 30th President of the United States occurred following the death of his predecessor, Warren G. Harding. On August 2, 1923, President Warren G. Harding died in California while on a speaking tour.

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Vice President Calvin Coolidge was visiting his family home in Vermont, which did not have electricity or a telephone, when he received word by messenger of Harding's death.[1] The new President dressed in an upstairs bedroom, said a prayer, and came downstairs to greet the reporters who had assembled.[1]

In front of a small group of observers, including Coolidge's wife Grace and United States Representative Porter H. Dale, his father, John Calvin Coolidge, Sr., a notary public, administered the oath of office. The swearing in took place in John Coolidge's family parlor by the light of a kerosene lamp at 2:47 a.m. on August 3, 1923; President Coolidge then went back to bed.

Dale was campaigning for the United States Senate when he heard of Harding's death. He traveled to the Coolidge home to ensure that Coolidge was informed and to offer his assistance. By most accounts, it was Dale who suggested persistently that Coolidge be sworn in immediately to ensure continuity in the presidency. Dale later wrote an account of this event which was published as a magazine article.[2][3][4]

Coolidge returned to Washington the next day, and Justice Adolph A. Hoehling, Jr. of the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia administered the oath a second time, as there was some confusion over whether a state notary public had the authority to administer the presidential oath.[5][6] The United States Constitution requires the president to take an oath at the beginning of his term, but it does not identify the person or officer who is to administer the oath.[7]

It is traditional for the Chief Justice of the United States to administer the oath, but that is not a constitutional requirement. When George Washington was sworn in on April 30, 1789, neither the Supreme Court nor any other part of the federal judiciary had been created. The oath was administered by Robert Livingston, a New York state judicial officer.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Fuess, Claude M., "Calvin Coolidge: The Man from Vermont," Little, Brown, 1940, 308–309
  2. ^ Bill Harris, The First Ladies Fact Book, 2012, page 456
  3. ^ Glenn D. Kittler, Hail to the Chief!: The Inauguration Days of our Presidents, 1965, page 167
  4. ^ Porter H. Dale, The Calvin Coolidge Inauguration Revisited: An Eyewitness Account by Congressman Porter H. Dale, republished in Vermont History magazine, 1994, Volume 62, pages 214-222
  5. ^ Fuess, 310–315
  6. ^ Greenberg, David (2007). Calvin Coolidge: The 30th President, 1923-1929. Macmillan. pp. 43–44. ISBN 978-0-8050-6957-0. 
  7. ^ U.S. Const. art. II, s. 1


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