Inauguration of Millard Fillmore

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Presidential Inauguration of
Millard Fillmore
Millard Fillmore.jpg
Millard Fillmore
DateJuly 10, 1850; 170 years ago (1850-07-10)
LocationUnited States Capitol,
Washington, D.C.
ParticipantsMillard Fillmore
13th President of the United States
— Assuming office

William Cranch
Chief Judge of the United States Circuit Court of the District of Columbia
— Administering oath

The inauguration of Millard Fillmore as the 13th President of the United States, was held on Wednesday, July 10, 1850, at the House chamber inside the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C., following the death of President Zachary Taylor the previous day.[1] This inauguration – the second non-scheduled, extraordinary inauguration to ever take place – marked the commencement of the only term of Millard Fillmore (a partial term of 2 years, 237 days) as President.

During the inauguration, William Cranch, Chief Judge of the U.S. Circuit Court of the D.C., administered the presidential oath of office to Fillmore. Cranch had also administered the oath to John Tyler in 1841, when Tyler succeeded to the presidency upon William Henry Harrison's death. Fillmore was the last president from neither the Democratic or Republican parties.[2]

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  1. ^ "The Swearing In of Millard Fillmore, July 10, 1850". United States Senate. Retrieved May 19, 2020.
  2. ^ "Millard Fillmore". The White House. Archived from the original on May 18, 2020. Retrieved May 19, 2020.

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