Asked in US Presidents
Who was the first president to take the oath of office in January?
Franklin Roosevelt was the first to begin his term on
January 20 when he was sworn in for the second time on January
Franklin D. Roosevelt's first inauguration in 1933 was the last to take place on March 4. His second, third and fourth inaugurations in 1937, 1941 and 1945 took place on January 20.
Dwight D. Eisenhower was the first U.S. President to begin his presidency on January 20. To date, nine U.S. Presidents began their presidencies on January 20, including the six most recent Presidents...
- Dwight D. Eisenhower - January 20, 1953
- John F. Kennedy - January 20, 1961
- Richard M. Nixon - January 20, 1969
- Jimmy Carter - January 20, 1977
- Ronald Reagan - January 20, 1981
- George H.W. Bush - January 20, 1989
- Bill Clinton - January 20, 1993
- George W. Bush - January 20, 2001
- Barack Obama - January 20, 2009
(Harry S. Truman began his presidency on April 12, 1945 when Pres. Roosevelt died, Lyndon B. Johnson began his presidency on November 22, 1963 when Pres. Kennedy was assassinated, and Gerald R. Ford began his presidency on August 9, 1974 when Pres. Nixon resigned.)