President Abraham Lincoln’s inaugural bible was used again on January 20th 2009 for Barack Obama’s inauguration.
Barack Obama was sworn into the office of United States President on January 20th 2009 using the same bible as was used by Abraham Lincoln for his inauguration. The bible which is in the possession of the Library of Congress, is rarely placed on exhibited. It is a velvet covered bible with gilded edges that was purchased by the clerk of the United States Supreme Court, William Thomas Carroll. The bible that belong to the Lincoln family wasn't available for Lincoln’s ceremony as it was still with the families other belongs on there way to Washington, DC from Springfield, Illinois.