Second inauguration of Calvin Coolidge
|Date||March 4, 1925|
United States Capitol
The second inauguration of Calvin Coolidge took place on March 4, 1925 marking the beginning of his second term as the 30th President of the United States and the only term of Charles G. Dawes as Vice President. Chief Justice and former president William Howard Taft administered the Oath of office. It was the first time an inauguration was broadcast nationally on radio.
Vice President Dawes' inaugural address
Soon after his election, Vice President-elect Charles G. Dawes sent an insulting letter to President Coolidge informing him that he would not be attending cabinet meetings, and thus having angered the President, he then proceeded to publicly attack the entire U.S. Senate. The inauguration of the Vice President was held in the Senate Chamber in those days, and the Vice President would give an inaugural address before everyone headed on to the outside platform where the President would take the oath. Dawes made a fiery, half-hour address denouncing the rules of the Senate, the seniority system and many other things that Senators held dear.
Coolidge's address was barely mentioned in the news reports the next day.
- Hatfield, M. O. (1997).Vice Presidents of the United States, 1789-1993. Senate Historical Office. Washington: United States Government Printing Office
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