WILSON INAUGURATED FOR SECOND TERM 100 YEARS AGO
Washington, D.C. (JFK+50) 100 years today, March 5, 1917, President Woodrow Wilson was sworn in for his second term by Chief Justice Edward White* on the East Front of the Capitol Building.
President Wilson, wearing "a morning coat, striped trousers and a silk top hat," delivered his 1526 word second Inaugural Address.
Reflecting on the grim world situation, the President said...
"We are provincials no longer. The tragic events of the thirty months of vital turmoil through which we have just passed have made us citizens of the world. There can be no turning back. Our own fortunes as a nation are involved whether we would have it so or not."
*Edward Douglass White (1845-1921) was born in southern Louisiana. His father was former governor of the state. EDW was educated at Georgetown & Tulane Universities. He was appointed 9th US Supreme Court Justice by President William Howard Taft & served from 1910 to 1921. EDW is best known for the Rule of Reason standard of anti-trust law.
"Wilson delivers second inaugural address, March 5, 1917," by Andrew Glass, March 4, 2016, Politico, www.politico.com/