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First inauguration of William McKinley

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First inauguration of William McKinley
Date  March 4, 1897; 120 years ago (1897-03-04)
Location  Washington, D.C. U.S. Capitol
Participants  President William McKinley Vice President Garret Hobart

The first inauguration of William McKinley as the 25th President of the United States took place on March 4, 1897. The inauguration marked the commencement of the first four-year term of William McKinley as President and the only term of Garret Hobart as Vice President. Chief Justice Melville W. Fuller administered the presidential oath of office. This was the first inauguration to be recorded on film. Hobart died 7007857520000000000♠2 years, 262 days into this term, and the office remained vacant for the balance of it. (Prior to ratification of the Twenty-fifth Amendment in 1967, no constitutional provision existed for filling an intra-term vacancy in the vice presidency.)

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