Biden to eulogize Lautenberg; burial at Arlington

In this Feb. 15, 2013 file photo, Sen. Frank Lautenberg, the oldest member of the Senate, speaks in his hometown of Paterson, N.J., where he said he plans to retire at the end of his current term. Lautenberg, a multimillionaire New Jersey businessman and liberal who was called out of retirement for a second tour of duty in Congress, has died at age 89. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden will lead mourners at the funeral Wednesday for U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey.

The service will be held at New York’s Park Avenue Synagogue. Lautenberg died Monday at age 89.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey and Lautenberg’s family will also deliver eulogies.

At a color guard ceremony, his casket will be transferred Wednesday afternoon to an Amtrak train at the Frank Lautenberg Rail Station in Secaucus, N.J., en route to Washington.

The casket will arrive at the U.S. Capitol on Thursday and lie in repose in the Senate chamber.

Lautenberg was the last World War II veteran serving in the Senate. He will be buried Friday at Arlington National Cemetery.

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