Saturday, December 30, 2006

Non-Presidents Laying in State

Tonight, the USA is holding a state funeral for President Gerald Ford where he will lay in state. He will be the 11th American President to be so honored. However, eighteen men who were never the President of the USA have also been given this honor.
(Henry Clay, 9th American Secretary of State, and the first American to lay in state in the US Capitol.)

These men include:
1. Henry Clay (July 1, 1852)
2. Thaddeus Stevens (August 13 and 14, 1868)
3. Charles Sumner (March 13, 1874)
4. Henry Wilson (November 25 and 26, 1875)
5. John Alexander Logan (December 30 and 31, 1886)
6. Pierre Charles L'Enfant (April 28, 1909, 57 years after death before being reburied)
7. George Dewey (January 20, 1917)
8. The Unknown Soldier of World War One(November 9, 10, and 11, 1921)
9. John Joseph Pershing (July 18 and 19, 1948)
10. Robert Alphonso Taft (August 2 and 3, 1953)
11. The Unknown Soldier of World War II (May 28, 29, and 30, 1958)
12. The Unknown Soldier of the Korean War (May 28, 29, and 30, 1958)
13. Douglas MacArthur (April 8 and 9, 1964)
14. Everett McKinley Dirksen (September 9-10, 1969)
15. John Edgar Hoover (May 3 and 4, 1972)
16. Hubert Horatio Humphrey (January 14 and 15, 1978)
17. Unknown Soldier of the Vietnam Era (May 25, 26, 27, and 28, 1984)
18. Claude Denson Pepper (June 1 and 2, 1989)

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