First inauguration of Bill Clinton

52nd United States presidential inauguration

The first inauguration of Bill Clinton as the 42nd President of the United States was held on January 20, 1993. This was the beginning of the first term of Bill Clinton as President and Al Gore as Vice President.

First presidential inauguration of Bill Clinton
Bill Clinton taking the oath of office, 1993.jpg
Bill Clinton takes the oath of office as the
42nd President of the United States.
DateJanuary 20, 1993; 28 years ago (1993-01-20)
LocationUnited States Capitol,
Washington, D.C.
Organized byJoint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies
ParticipantsBill Clinton
42nd President of the United States
— Assuming office

William Rehnquist
Chief Justice of the United States
— Administering oath

Al Gore
45th Vice President of the United States
— Assuming office

Byron White
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
— Administering oath
1989
1997

The ceremony took place at the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C.[1] Clinton was the first president elected after the Cold War period. He was the first Democrat elected in 16 years.

Clinton and Gore took over from outgoing President George H. W. Bush and outgoing Vice President Dan Quayle.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies, President William Jefferson Clinton 1993. http://inaugural.senate.gov/history/chronology/wjclinton1993.cfm Archived 2012-10-06 at the Wayback Machine (accessed May 22 2012)
  2. University of Virginia, American President: A Reference Resource. http://millercenter.org/president/clinton/essays/biography/1 Archived 2014-02-09 at the Wayback Machine (accessed May 22 2012)