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  Inaugural Addresses (including length in words)
  
Washington - Obama

President Date (click for text and video/audio)  Words
George Washington April 30, 1789 1431
March 4, 1793 135
John Adams

March 4, 1797

2321
Thomas Jefferson March 4, 1801 1730
March 4, 1805 2166
James Madison

March 4, 1809

1177
March 4, 1813 1211
James Monroe March 4, 1817 3375
March 4, 1821 4472
John Quincy Adams

March 4, 1825

2915
Andrew Jackson March 4, 1829 1128
March 4, 1833 1176
Martin van Buren

March 4, 1837

3843
William Henry Harrison March 4, 1841 8460
John Tyler

succeeded following Harrison's death

James K. Polk March 4, 1845 4809
Zachary Taylor March 5, 1849 1090
Millard Fillmore succeeded following Taylor's death
Franklin Pierce

March 4, 1853

3336
James Buchanan March 4, 1857 2831
Abraham Lincoln

March 4, 1861

3637
  March 4, 1865 700
Andrew Johnson succeeded following Lincoln's assassination
Ulysses S. Grant

March 4, 1869

1127
March 4, 1873 1339
Rutherford B. Hayes March 5, 1877 2486
James Garfield March 4, 1881 2979
Chester Arthur succeeded following Garfield's assassination
Grover Cleveland - I

March 4, 1885

1686
Benjamin Harrison March 4, 1889 4392
Grover Cleveland - II

March 4, 1893

2015
William McKinley March 4, 1897 3968
  March 4, 1901 2218
Theodore Roosevelt

March 4, 1905

984
William Howard Taft March 4, 1909 5434
Woodrow Wilson

March 4, 1913

1704
March 4, 1917 1526
Warren G. Harding March 4, 1921 3329
Calvin Coolidge March 4, 1925 4055
Herbert Hoover March 4, 1929 3672
Franklin D. Roosevelt

March 4, 1933

1880
January 20, 1937 1808
January 20, 1941 1359
January 20, 1945 559
Harry S. Truman January 20, 1949 2273
Dwight D. Eisenhower

January 20, 1953

2459
January 21, 1957 1658
John F. Kennedy January 20, 1961 1366
Lyndon B. Johnson

January 20, 1965

1507
Richard Nixon January 20, 1969 2128
January 20, 1973 1803
Gerald R. Ford

succeeded following Nixon's resignation

Jimmy Carter January 20, 1977 1229
Ronald Reagan

January 20, 1981

2427
  January 21, 1985 2561
George Bush January 20, 1989 2320
William J. Clinton

January 20, 1993

1598
  January 20, 1997 2155
George W. Bush January 20, 2001 1592
  January 20, 2005 2071
Barack Obama

January 20, 2009

2395
  January 21, 2013 2096

Length of Inaugural Addresses

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Data by Gerhard Peters

Citation: Gerhard Peters,The American Presidency Project [online]. Santa Barbara, CA: University of California (hosted), Gerhard Peters (database). Available from World Wide Web: http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/inaugurals_words.php.

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