First inauguration of Woodrow Wilson

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Wilson being sworn in as president, March 4, 1913

The first inauguration of Woodrow Wilson took place on March 4, 1913. It was the beginning of his position as the 28th president of the United States and Thomas R. Marshall's tenure as Vice President.

Chief Justice Edward D. White administered the oath of office. Wilson wanted and asked that the inaugural ball to be canceled. He found it inappropriate for the occasion because of women's suffrage and women's rights protesting.[1]

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  1. "Woodrow Wilson inauguration". Archived from the original on 2009-01-20. Retrieved 2014-03-01.