Joint Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies

A Joint Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies is a special committee of the United States Congress formed every four years to manage presidential inaugurations. A committee has been formed every four years since at least the 1901 inauguration of William McKinley.[1]

The members are sitting members of the United States Senate and House of Representatives. Typically, the House members include the Speaker of the House as well as the House majority and minority leaders. The Senate members are drawn from the leadership of the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration (previously known by other names). A senator acts as Chairman of the Joint Committee; the chairman is therefore drawn from the party in control of the Senate, which may or may not be the same party as the president-elect's. Membership in the committee gives its members the opportunity to control tickets to the inauguration ceremonies.

1901 committee[]

Second inauguration of William McKinley Republican

1905 committee[]

Second inauguration of Theodore Roosevelt Republican

1909 committee[]

Inauguration of William Howard Taft Republican

1913 committee[]

First inauguration of Woodrow Wilson Democratic

1917 committee[]

Second inauguration of Woodrow Wilson Democratic

1921 committee[]

Inauguration of Warren G. Harding Republican

1925 committee[]

Second inauguration of Calvin Coolidge Republican

1929 committee[]

Inauguration of Herbert Hoover Republican

1933 committee[]

First inauguration of Franklin D. Roosevelt Democratic

1937 committee[]

Second inauguration of Franklin D. Roosevelt Democratic

1941 committee[]

Third inauguration of Franklin D. Roosevelt Democratic

1945 committee[]

Fourth inauguration of Franklin D. Roosevelt Democratic

1949 committee[]

Second inauguration of Harry S. Truman Democratic

1953 committee[]

First inauguration of Dwight D. Eisenhower Republican

1957 committee[]

Second inauguration of Dwight D. Eisenhower Republican

1961 committee[]

Inauguration of John F. Kennedy Democratic

1965 committee[]

Second inauguration of Lyndon B. Johnson Democratic

1969 committee[]

First inauguration of Richard Nixon Republican

1973 committee[]

Second inauguration of Richard Nixon Republican

1977 committee[]

Inauguration of Jimmy Carter Democratic

1981 committee[]

First inauguration of Ronald Reagan Republican

1985 committee[]

Second inauguration of Ronald Reagan Republican

1989 committee[]

Inauguration of George H. W. Bush Republican

1993 committee[]

First inauguration of Bill Clinton Democratic

1997 committee[]

Second inauguration of Bill Clinton Democratic

2001 committee[]

First inauguration of George W. Bush Republican

2005 committee[]

Second inauguration of George W. Bush Republican

2009 committee[]

First inauguration of Barack Obama Democratic

2013 committee[]

Second inauguration of Barack Obama Democratic

2017 committee[]

Inauguration of Donald Trump Republican

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References[]

  1. ^ Previous members, listed at the committee's website. (Listing as sources the Congressional Record and inaugural programs, invitations, and other documents available in the Office of the Architect of the Capitol.)

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