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This page contains primary source materials related to presidential inaugurations from 1861 to 1893. Select a link below to jump directly to a description of that president's inauguration along with related digitized materials from the Library's collections.
|16. Abraham Lincoln||17. Andrew Johnson||18. Ulysses S. Grant|
|19. Rutherford B. Hayes||20. James Garfield||21. Chester Arthur|
|22. Grover Cleveland ^||23. Benjamin Harrison||24. Grover Cleveland ^|
^ served two non-consecutive terms.
The sixteenth president of the United States (1861-65), Abraham Lincoln was elected president in 1860 and 1864.
The seventeenth president of the United States, Andrew Johnson assumed the presidency (1865-69) upon the death of Abraham Lincoln.
The eighteenth president of the United States, Ulysses S. Grant served two terms as president (1869-77).
The nineteenth president of the United States, Rutherford B. Hayes served one term as president (1877-81).
The twentieth president of the United States, James Garfield died in office on September 19, 1881. Garfield was Shot by Charles J. Guiteau at Baltimore & Potomac Railroad Station, Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. He died two months later.
The twenty-first president of the United States, Chester Arthur assumed the presidency (1881-85) upon the death of James Garfield.
The twenty-second and twenty-fourth president of the United States, Grover Cleveland served two terms as president (1885-89 and 1893-97).
The twenty-third president of the United States, Benjamin Harrison served one term as president (1899-93).
*Please note: This information is based on a compilation by the Office of the Curator, Architect of the Capitol, Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies, from contemporary accounts and other sources. Additional research provided by Library of Congress staff.