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There has been one inaugural speech given for each of the 58 U.S. presidential elections to date.

One inaugural speech was given by each of the 22 men who were elected U.S. President once:

  • John Adams -- March 4, 1797
  • John Quincy Adams -- March 4, 1825
  • Martin Van Buren -- March 4, 1837
  • William Henry Harrison -- March 4, 1841
  • James K. Polk -- March 4, 1845
  • Zachary Taylor -- March 5, 1849
  • Franklin Pierce -- March 4, 1853
  • James Buchanan -- March 4, 1857
  • Rutherford B. Hayes -- March 5, 1877
  • James A. Garfield -- March 4, 1881
  • Benjamin Harrison -- March 4, 1889
  • Theodore Roosevelt -- March 4, 1905
  • William Howard Taft -- March 4, 1909
  • Warren G. Harding -- March 4, 1921
  • Calvin Coolidge -- March 4, 1925
  • Herbert Hoover -- March 4, 1929
  • Harry S Truman -- January 20, 1949
  • John F. Kennedy -- January 20, 1961
  • Lyndon B. Johnson -- January 20, 1965
  • Jimmy Carter -- January 20, 1977
  • George H.W. Bush -- January 20, 1989
  • Donald Trump -- January 20, 2017

Two inaugural speeches were given by each of the 16 men who were elected U.S. President twice:

  • George Washington -- April 30, 1789 & March 4, 1793
  • Thomas Jefferson -- March 4, 1801 & March 4, 1805
  • James Madison -- March 4, 1809 & March 4, 1813
  • James Monroe -- March 4, 1817 & March 5, 1821
  • Andrew Jackson -- March 4, 1829 & March 4, 1833
  • Abraham Lincoln -- March 4, 1861 & March 4, 1865
  • Ulysses S. Grant -- March 4, 1869 & March 4, 1873
  • Grover Cleveland -- March 4, 1885 & March 4, 1893
  • William McKinley -- March 4, 1897 & March 4, 1901
  • Woodrow Wilson -- March 4, 1913 & March 5, 1917
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower -- January 20, 1953 & January 21, 1957
  • Richard M. Nixon -- January 20, 1969 & January 20, 1973
  • Ronald Reagan -- January 20, 1981 & January 21, 1985
  • Bill Clinton -- January 20, 1993 & January 20, 1997
  • George W. Bush -- January 20, 2001 & January 20, 2005
  • Barack Obama -- January 20, 2009 & January 21, 2013

Four inaugural speeches were given by the man who was elected U.S. President four times, Franklin D. Roosevelt:

  • March 4, 1933
  • January 20, 1937
  • January 20, 1941
  • January 20, 1945

The five U.S. Presidents who never won a presidential election, John Tyler, Millard Fillmore, Andrew Johnson, Chester A. Arthur and Gerald R. Ford, did not have inaugural ceremonies. Pres. Ford addressed the nation via television shortly after taking the Oath of Office in August 1974, but he made it clear that it was not an inaugural speech.

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