First inauguration of Bill Clinton

52nd United States presidential inauguration

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

Clinton being sworn in, January 20, 1993

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]


  1. Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies, President William Jefferson Clinton 1993. Archived 2012-10-06 at the Wayback Machine (accessed May 22 2012)
  2. University of Virginia, American President: A Reference Resource. Archived 2014-02-09 at the Wayback Machine (accessed May 22 2012)