Obama names former Secretaries of State to attend Thatcher funeral

The White House on Monday said that former Secretaries of State George Schultz and James Baker would lead the president's delegation to former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's funeral.

Schultz served under President Reagan, while Baker was White House chief of staff. Baker was later named Secretary of State during the George H.W. Bush administration.

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Barbara Stephenson, the number two diplomat in the American embassy in London, and former U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom Louis Susman will also attend.

Although reportedly invited, it does not appear that any former American presidents will attend the funeral.

Earlier in the day, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) announced the House delegation would be led by Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.).

“Margaret Thatcher was one of the greatest champions freedom has ever known, and her funeral gives Americans and friends around the world an opportunity to pay final respects,” Boehner said in a statement. “I’m pleased that Congressman Blackburn will lead a House delegation to Baroness Thatcher’s funeral to communicate our prayers and condolences to her family and the British people.”

Reps. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) and George Holding (R-N.C.) will also attend on behalf of the House of Representatives.