Update Feb. 17: We have updated this post from June 2015 with the announcement that President Obama would not be attending the funeral of Justice Antonin Scalia. He will visit the Supreme Court on Friday to pay his respects to Scalia.

In June, President Obama and Vice President Biden both attended the funeral service of South Carolina state Sen. Clementa Pinckney in Charleston. It was the second time that month that the two men attended a funeral in the wake of a tragedy; the first was the service for Biden's son Beau.

How and when the president attends a funeral comes down to a number of factors: The person's importance to the country, the president's schedule and the significance of the event itself. Obama has frequently been criticized for the funerals he has missed, most notably including that of former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher.

Using reports from the White House calendar and contemporaneous news stories, we put together this partial list of who the administration sent to various memorial services. They're arranged in reverse chronological order.

If we're missing an attendee or a service, please note it in the comments and we'll update it.

Deceased Funeral date Obama Biden Representative None
Antonin Scalia Feb. 20, 2016
Kim Young-sam, president of South Korea Nov. 26, 2015
Louis Stokes, member of the House Aug. 25, 2015
Clementa Pinckney, state senator Jun. 26, 2015 Icons_03 Icons_06
Beau Biden Jun. 6, 2015 Icons_03 Icons_06 Icons_09
Freddie Gray, died in police custody Apr. 27, 2015 Icons_09
Lee Kuan Yew, prime minister of Singapore Mar. 25, 2015 Icons_09
Richard von Weizsäcker, president of Germany Feb. 11, 2015 Icons_09
Rafael Ramos, NYC police officer Dec. 27, 2014 Icons_06
Michael Chilufya Sata, president of Zambia Nov. 10, 2014 Icons_09
Michael Brown, shot by police Aug. 24, 2014 Icons_09
Eduard Shevardnadze, president of Georgia Jul. 11, 2014 Icons_09
Maya Angelou, poet and author Jun. 7, 2014 Icons_09
Maj. Gen. Harold Greene Apr. 14, 2014 Icons_09
Adolfo Suarez Gonzalez, president of Spain Mar. 31, 2014 Icons_09
Ariel Sharon, prime minister of Israel Jan. 13, 2014 Icons_06 Icons_09
Nelson Mandela Dec. 10, 2013 Icons_03
Tom Foley, former Speaker Oct. 29, 2013 Icons_03
Margaret Thatcher Apr. 17, 2013 Icons_09
Chris Kyle, sniper Feb. 11, 2013 none_11
Daniel Inouye, senator Dec. 21, 2012 Icons_03 Icons_06
John Evans Atta Mills, president of Ghana Aug. 10, 2012 Icons_09
Sargent Shriver, first director of the Peace Corps Jan. 22, 2011 Icons_06 Icons_09
Robert Byrd, senator Jul. 2, 2010 Icons_03 Icons_06
Dorothy Height, civil rights icon Apr. 29, 2010 Icons_03
Walter Cronkite, broadcaster Sep. 9, 2009 Icons_03
Ted Kennedy, senator Aug. 29, 2009 Icons_03