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Second inauguration of Franklin D. Roosevelt

The second inauguration of Franklin D. Roosevelt as President of the United States was held on Wednesday, January 20, 1937. The inauguration marked the commencement of the second four-year term of Franklin D. Roosevelt as President and John Nance Garner as Vice President. It was the first inauguration to take place on January 20 as per the 20th Amendment to the U.S.Constitution. This was also the first time the Vice President took his Oath on the Inaugural Platform during the ceremonies.[1]

Second Presidential Inauguration of Franklin D. Roosevelt
FDR in 1933.jpg
Date January 20, 1937; 80 years ago (1937-01-20)
Location Washington, D.C.
United States Capitol
Participants President of the United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt
Assuming office
Chief Justice of the United States,
Charles E. Hughes
Administering oath
Vice President of the United States
John Nance Garner
Assuming office
United States Senate Majority Leader,
Joseph Taylor Robinson
Administering oath

It rained all morning and during the inauguration - the crowds hastily dispersed once it was over.[2]

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