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30/04/1789 George Washington is inaugurated as the first US President

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The First Inauguration

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George Washington Inauguration ~ Federal Hall National Memorial

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George Washington, oath of office

The Electoral College unanimously elected Washington as the first president. He remains the only president to receive the totality of electoral votes. Washington was inaugurated in April 1789, taking the first presidential oath of office on the balcony of Federal Hall in New York City.