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Second inauguration of Calvin Coolidge

The second inauguration of Calvin Coolidge as President of the United States, was held on Wednesday, March 4, 1925 at the eastern portico of the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C.. The inauguration marked the commencement of the second (only full) term of Calvin Coolidge as President and the only term of Charles G. Dawes as Vice President. The Chief Justice, former president William Howard Taft administered the presidential oath of office. This was the first inauguration in which a former U.S. President administered the oath, and the first to be broadcast nationally on radio.[1]

Second Presidential Inauguration of Calvin Coolidge
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President Coolidge
DateMarch 4, 1925; 94 years ago (1925-03-04)
LocationWashington, D.C.
United States Capitol
ParticipantsPresident Calvin Coolidge
Vice President Charles G. Dawes

The vice-presidential oath of office was administered by the President Pro Tempore of the United States Senate, George H. Moses. At the time, vice presidents were sworn into office in the Senate Chamber of the capitol, and 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.[2] Coolidge's address was barely mentioned in the news reports the next day.

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  2. ^ Hatfield, M. O. (1997).Vice Presidents of the United States, 1789-1993. Senate Historical Office. Washington: United States Government Printing Office