The late Chief Justice Warren E. Burger will be the third Supreme Court member in history to have his coffin displayed at the court’s majestic building before burial.
Court spokeswoman Toni House said the retired chief justice, who died at age 87 Sunday, will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery after a National Presbyterian Church funeral service Thursday. She said Burger’s coffin will be on public view in the court building’s Great Hall for 12 hours Wednesday.
Only Chief Justice Earl Warren and Justice Thurgood Marshall have been so honored previously. Such decisions are made by the families and the sitting chief justice, House said.