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President Nixon Funeral
Former presidents, congressional leaders, family and friends gathered11,440 views
to honor the 37th president. Those eulogizing the former president
included former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, Senate Minority
Leader Robert Dole, California Governor Pete Wilson, and President
Bill Clinton. Longtime family friend Minister Billy Graham presided
over the ceremony. The former president had a stroke on Tuesday,
April 19, 1994 and died three days later.
The president asked that his body not lie in State in the U.S.
Capital Rotunda. Instead, mourners filed by the casket in the Nixon
Library adjacent to his childhood home of Yorba Linda, CA. He was
buried on the grounds of the library next to the grave of his wife
Pat who died earlier this year. The ceremony was replete with full
Lying in Repose
An estimated 30,000 people viewed the casket of former President Nixon during the evening before and morning of the former president’s funeral. The former president died Friday, April 22 on days after a major stroke.208 views