Inauguration of Warren G. Harding
The inauguration of Warren G. Harding as the 29th President of the United States was held on Friday, March 4, 1921. The inauguration marked the commencement of Warren G. Harding's only term as President and of Calvin Coolidge's only term as Vice President. Harding died 2 years, 151 days into this term, and Coolidge succeeded to the presidency.
|Date||March 4, 1921|
|Participants||President of the United States, Warren Harding|
States, Edward Douglass White
Coolidge was sworn in as Vice President in the Senate Chamber and on the east portico of the Capitol, respectively, which he believed ruined "all semblance of unity and continuity." Critic H. L. Menken described Harding's inaugural address, writing, "It is rumble and bumble. It is flap and doodle. It is balder and dash. But I grow lyrical."
The 1921 Committee of Inaugural Ceremonies consisted of:
- Sen. Philander C. Knox (R-PA)—Chairman
- Sen. Knute Nelson (R-MN)
- Sen. Lee Slater Overman (D-NC)
- Rep. Joseph Gurney Cannon (R-IL)
- Rep. Charles F. Reavis (R-NE)
- Rep. Charles Manly Stedman (D-NC)—Replaced Rep. William W. Rucker (D-MO) who resigned from the Joint Committee.