George HW Bush funeral - latest updates: Trump and four ex-presidents to attend service in Washington

Joe Sommerlad

George HW Bush, the 41st president of the United States, will be honoured in a funeral service at Washington National Cathedral today following three days of mourning in which his body lay in state at the Capitol Rotunda.

The Texas Republican, an ex-oil executive who served in the Oval Office between 1988 and 1992 having previously been Ronald Reagan's vice-president and CIA director, oversaw the post-Cold War transition and led a successful Gulf War in Iraq.

The four living ex-presidents - Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, Bush's son George W Bush and Barack Obama - will be in attendance at the service, as will President Donald Trump, who is not expected to give a eulogy.

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