Theodore Roosevelt Inaugurated

1905

Theodore Roosevelt is sworn in as president after his election in 1904. He served as president for three years after President William McKinley was fatally shot by an assassin on Sept. 14, 1901. In 1905, Roosevelt’s inaugural celebration is the largest and most diverse of any in memory. Cowboys, Indians (including the Apache Chief Geronimo), coal miners, soldiers and students are some of the groups represented. Chief Justice Melville Fuller administers the oath of office on the East Portico of the Capitol.