Inauguration of James K. Polk

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Presidential Inauguration of James K. Polk
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Date March 4, 1845; 177 years ago (1845-03-04)
Location Washington, D.C.
United States Capitol
Participants James K. Polk

Inauguration of James K. Polk as the 11th President of the United States took place on Tuesday, March 4, 1845, a rainy day with morning thunderstorms. The inauguration marked the commencement of the only four-year term of James K. Polk as President and George M. Dallas as Vice President. Polk was sworn in at the East Portico of the United States Capitol by Chief Justice Roger B. Taney. This was the first inaugural ceremony to be reported by telegraph and to be shown in a newspaper illustration (in The Illustrated London News).[1]

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Sketches of ceremony in the Illustrated London News.

See also


  1. "President James Knox Polk, 1845". Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies. Retrieved 2009-01-23.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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