Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist of the Supreme Court of the United States died Sept. 3, 2005, at his home in suburban Virginia. He will lie in repose in the Great Hall of the Supreme Court Sept. 6 and 7. The public is invited to pay respects from 10:30 a.m. until 10 p.m. Sept. 6 and from 10 a.m. until noon Sept. 7. The funeral will be held on the afternoon of Sept. 7.
The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court gathered for a group portrait at the Supreme Court Building in Washington Dec. 5, 2003. Left to right in front row were: Antonin Scalia, John Paul Stevens, Chief Justice of the United States William H. Rehnquist, Sandra Day O'Connor, and Anthony M. Kennedy. Back row, from left were: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, David Souter, Clarence Thomas, and Stephen Breyer.
Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist is seen in this Dec. 5, 2003 file photo taken at the Supreme Court in Washington.
Supreme Court Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist is shown in a July 30, 1986 file photo.
President Richard Nixon presents a framed commission to William H. Rehnquist, right, after giving a similar one to Lewis F. Powell Jr., left, at a White House ceremony Dec. 22, 1971.
William Rehnquist, right, celebrates his 58th birthday as President Ronald Reagan looks on, during a luncheon in the state dining room of the White House, in this Oct. 2, 1982 file photo.
President Reagan announces, in a June 17, 1986 photo, the nomination of Supreme Court Justice William Rehnquist, right, as the next Chief Justice replacing Warren Burger, who was retiring.
President-elect Bill Clinton, Vice President-elect Al Gore and Rehnquist met Dec. 8, 1992 at the U.S. Supreme Court.
President Clinton is sworn in for his second term Jan. 20, 1997, in Washington by Chief Justice of the United States William Rehniquist, while his wife Hillary and daughter Chelsea watch.
Rehnquist speaks at Drake University Sept. 18, 1998, in Des Moines, Iowa. In his 1992 book "Grand Inquests," Rehnquist detailed the House impeachment and Senate trial of President Andrew Johnson, who was impeached and forced to stand trial in the Senate, and those conducted in 1804 for Supreme Court Justice Samuel Chase.
Rehnquist is shown in this undated file photo.
Rehnquist takes a walk near the U.S. Supreme Court Dec. 13, 2000 in Washington,
Rehnquist, center, gets a round of applause from President George W. Bush and other Justices of the Supreme Court Jan. 20, 2005 in Washington. Despite the fact that he was suffering from thyroid cancer, Rehnquist administered the oath of office to President Bush.
Rehnquist is pushed in a wheelchair on Capitol Hill May 23, 2005, after a visit to the Capitol Medical Department.
A flag outside the Supreme Court flies at half staff Sept. 4, 2005, in Washington, in recognition of the passing of Supreme Court Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist.