Inaugural Ceremonies for Calvin Coolidge (March 4, 1925)

In 1923 President Coolidge first took the oath of office, administered by his father, a justice of the peace and a notary, in his family’s sitting room in Plymouth, Vermont. President Harding had died while traveling in the western States. A year later, the President was elected on the slogan “Keep Cool with Coolidge.” Chief Justice William Howard Taft administered the oath of office on the East Portico of the Capitol. The event was broadcast to the nation by radio.

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