Washington Inauguration Day

On Thursday, April 30, 1789, George Washington was inaugurated in New York City as the first president of the U. S. The ceremony took place in what is generally known in history as Federal Hall, but which is now the Sub Treasury building. The personage depicted in the painting are progressing from left to right: Charles Thompson (seated), the veteran Secretary of Congress; Robert P. Livingston, the Chancellor; Secretary of the Senate Samuel A. Otis; President Washington; Sen. Robert Morris of Pa., the financier of the Revolution; Vice President John Adams; and Gen. Henry Knox, the first secretary of war. Painter Clyde O. Doland was born in Pennsylvania and educated in Rochester, N.Y.
Painting by Clyde O. Doland from Underwood & Underwood file photo
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