First inauguration of Thomas Jefferson

4th United States presidential inauguration

The first inauguration of Thomas Jefferson took place on March 4, 1801. Jefferson was sworn-in by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall. Jefferson became the third president of the United States.

Thomas Jefferson before being president (1791)

It was the first presidential inauguration held in the United States's capitol, Washington, D.C.[1] It was the beginning of Jefferson's first term as president and Aaron Burr as Vice President.


  1. "Inauguration of President Thomas Jefferson, 1801". Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies. Archived from the original on 2009-01-20. Retrieved 2009-01-22.