Days from Taking Office to First News Conference

This page is related to our general page on presidential news conferences.


President Date President
Took Office
Date of First
Solo Press
Conference
Days Elapsed to First
Solo Conference
First Joint News Conference
Coolidge 8/3/1923 8/21/1923 18 na
Hoover 3/4/1929 3/5/1929 1 na
FDRoosevelt 3/4/1933 3/8/1933 4 12/23/1941
Truman 4/12/1945 4/17/1945 5 6/12/1947
Eisenhower 1/20/1953 2/17/1953 28 na
Kennedy 1/20/1961 1/25/1961 5 9/26/1962
LBJohnson 11/22/1963 12/7/1963 15 5/12/1966
Nixon 1/20/1969 1/27/1969 7 na
Ford 8/9/1974 8/28/1974 19 10/21/1974
Carter 1/20/1977 2/8/1977 19 na
Reagan 1/20/1981 1/29/1981 9 na
Bush41 1/20/1989 1/27/1989 7 5/21/1989
Clinton 1/20/1993 1/29/1993 9 2/5/1993
Bush43 1/20/2001 2/22/2001 33 2/16/2001
Obama 1/20/2009 2/9/2009 20 2/19/2009
Trump 1/20/2017 2/16/2017 27 1/27/2017
Biden 1/20/2021 3/25/2021 64  
    Average, Coolidge - Trump: 14