First inauguration of Thomas Jefferson

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Thomas Jefferson before being president (1791)

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.

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.

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