Who Are Honored to Lay In State?

Who Are Honored to Lay In State?

The remains of George H. W. Bush lying in state in the Capitol rotunda on December 3, 2018 (Photo by House photographer Dana Barciniak)

As lying in state has finished for former President George Herbert Walker Bush (Bush 41) and is on his way back to Houston for his final burial, there has been some mention in the news that only 12 people had lain in state, and no details given as to who they were. 

Bush 41 lain in state December 3-5, 2018. He became the 13th president lying in state in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol. 

I know you can look it up and search it on the Internet, but I wanted do some research into this and provide some more details from a few more sources othe r than pulling down the PDF file (link below) listing who they were and get into some of the policies and politics that go into who gets the honor of lying in state. 
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