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Second inauguration of Harry S. Truman

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Truman giving his inaugural address after being sworn in.

The second inauguration of Harry S. Truman as the 33rd president of the United States happened on January 20, 1949. It was the start of the second and only full term of Harry S. Truman as president and the only term of Alben W. Barkley as vice president.

The ceremony happened on the East Front of the United States Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. The event was the 41st presidential inauguration.

Chief Justice Fred Vinson gave the oath of office to Truman. Stanley Reed gave the vice presidential oath to Barkley.

This was the first presidential inauguration that was shown on TV.[1]

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  1. "41ST INAUGURAL CEREMONIES". The Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies. Retrieved 2021-09-25.

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