Senator John McCain to Lie in State at Capitol Building
Senator John McCain will lie in state in the U.S. Capitol. This is a rare honor as it has only been done before with thirty-one others over the last 166 years.
Per the Architect of the Circle website, most services include the catafalque that was constructed for the coffin of President Abraham Lincoln.
Below is the list of those previously honored.
- Reverend Bill Graham (February 28 – March 1, 2018).
- Daniel K. Inouye (December 12, 2012). First Senator in the state of Hawaii.
- President Gerald R. Ford, Jr. (December 30, 2006 – January 2, 2007).
- Rosa Parks (October 30-31, 2005). Civil Rights Pioneer.
- Presdient Ronald Wilson Reagan (June 9-11, 2004).
- Jacob Joseph Chestnut and John Michael Gibson (July 28, 1998). Capital Police Officers killed in the line of duty.
- S. Florida Senator Claude Denson Pepper (June 1-2, 1989).
- Unknown Soldier of the Vietnam Conflict (May 25-28, 1984).
- S. Senator from Minnesota Hubert H. Humphrey (January 14-15, 1978).
- President Lyndon Baines Johnson (January 24-25, 1973)
- First FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover (May 3-4, 1972)
- House of Representatives from Illionos- Everett McKinley Dirksen (September 9-10, 1969)
- President Dwight D. Eisenhower (March 30-31, 1969)
- President Herbert Clark Hoover (October 23-25, 1964)
- Army General and Chief of Staff Douglas MacArthur (April 8-9, 1964)
- President John F. Kennedy (November 24-25, 1963)
- Unknown Soldiers of World War II and the Korean War (May 28-30, 1958)
- Ohio State Senator Robert A. Taft (August 2-3, 1953)
- Army General John Joseph Pershing (July 18-19, 1948)
- President William Howard Taft (March 11, 1930)
- Ohio State Senator Warren G. Harding (August 8, 1923)
- Unknown Soldier of World War I (November 9-11, 1921)
- Navy Admiral George Dewey (January 20, 1917)
- City Planner for Washington, D.C. – Pierre Charles L’Enfant (re-interment) April 28, 1909
- Governor of Ohio William McKinley, Jr. (September 17, 1901)
- House of Representative and Senator of the state of Illinois John A. Logan (December 30-31, 1886)
- President James A. Garfield (September 21 – 23, 1881)
- Senator of Massachusetts and Vice President of the United States Henry Wilson (November 25-26, 1875)
- Senator of the state of Massachusetts Charles Sumner (March 13, 1874)
- House of Representative of Pennsylvania Thaddeus Stevens (August 13 – 24, 1868)
- President Abraham Lincoln (April 19 -21, 1865)
- Senator of Kentucky and Speaker of the House Henry Clay (July 1, 1852)
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