First inauguration of James Madison

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First Presidential Inauguration of James Madison
James Madison.jpg
Date March 4, 1809; 213 years ago (1809-03-04)
Location United States Capitol,
Washington, D.C.
Participants President of the United States, James Madison
Assuming office
Chief Justice of the United States,
John Marshall
Administering oath
Vice President of the United States
George Clinton
Assuming office

The first inauguration of James Madison as the fourth President of the United States was held on Saturday, March 4, 1809, at the House chamber in the U.S. Capitol.


The inauguration marked the commencement of the first four-year term of James Madison as President and the second term (which lasted approximately three years) of George Clinton as Vice President. The oath was administered by Chief Justice John Marshall. The President wore a 100% American-made wool suit, and the first official inaugural ball occurred at Long's Hotel, with ticket prices being $4 (currently about $61).[1]

See also


  1. "President James Madison, 1809". Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies. Retrieved 2009-01-23.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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