This page contains primary source materials related to presidential inaugurations from 1929 to 1965. 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.
The thirty-first president of the United States, Herbert Hoover served one term as president (1929-32).
The thirty-second president of the United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected president four times (1933-45).
The thirty-third president of the United States (1945-53), Harry S. Truman assumed the presidency upon the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt on April 12, 1945.
The thirty-fourth president of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower served two terms as president (1953-61).
The thirty-fifth president of the United States (1961-63), John F. Kennedy died in office on November 22, 1963. Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas.
The thirty-sixth president of the United States (1963-69), Lyndon B. Johnson assumed the presidency upon the death of John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963.
*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.