Inauguration of Washington Livingston St Clair Otis Knox Sherman Washington Steuben Adams 1789

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Inauguration of Washington Livingston St Clair Otis Knox Sherman Washington Steuben Adams 1789
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The first inauguration of George Washington as the first President of the United States took place on April 30, 1789. The inauguration marked the commencement of the first four-year term of George Washington as President. John Adams had already taken office as Vice President on April 21. Sworn in by Chancellor of New York Robert Livingston during this first presidential inauguration, Washington became the first President of the United States following the ratification of the Constitution.