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 BoehnerJohn BoehnerHouse markup of ObamaCare repeal bill up in the air Conservatives to Congress: Get moving Boehner: ObamaCare repeal and replace 'not going to happen' MORE (R-Ohio) announced the House delegation would be led by Marsha BlackburnMarsha BlackburnLow-income consumer broadband credits mean competitiveness, choice and compassion A guide to the committees: House Latino entrepreneurs need federal protection from pyramid schemes MORE (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,” BoehnerJohn BoehnerHouse markup of ObamaCare repeal bill up in the air Conservatives to Congress: Get moving Boehner: ObamaCare repeal and replace 'not going to happen' MORE 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 BachmannMichele Bachmann'Real Housewives' producer 'begging' Conway to join cast Ex-rep admires furs amid PETA inaugural gala Why Republicans took aim at an ethics watchdog MORE (R-Minn.) and George Holding (R-N.C.) will also attend on behalf of the House of Representatives.