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Inauguration History

The Speeches

Inaugural addresses have varied widely in length, with the longest one 63 times longer than the shortest. President Bush's first address, for reference, was shorter than average.

NOTE: No data available for Presidents John Tyler, Millard Fillmore, Andrew Johnson and Chester Alan Arthur.

Related: The Best and Worst Inaugural Speeches

SOURCE: Presidential Fact Book | GRAPHIC: The Washington Post


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