John R. Brady
Judge Brady swears in President Arthur
in his apartment
was a justice of
the New York Supreme Court
best know for administering the presidential
oath of office
to Chester A.
President James A. Garfield
died over two months after he was
shot by an assassin, Charles
. Arthur, then Vice
, became his successor. Judge Brady swore in
Arthur in Arthur's private apartment at 123 Lexington Avenue in New York City in the early hours of September 20, 1881.
however, was inaugurated again two days (September 22) later publicly on Capitol Hill by Chief Justice of the United
States Morrison R.
A three-quarter length seated portrait of Brady was painted in 1889
by the Swiss-born American artist Adolfo Müller-Ury
New York Tribune, March 13, 1889 commented on this picture that
‘...The oil painting is an admirable work of art and a striking
likeness of the original.’ The Rev. Dr. Thomas J. Ducey, of St.
Leo’s Roman Catholic Church apparently presented the portrait to
the American Bar Association.