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Famous People Buried at Arlington National Cemetery

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List of notable people and celebrities buried at Arlington National Cemetery. This list includes the names of famous and significant people whose graves, mausoleums or memorials can be found at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia and is designed to answer the question "Who is buried at Arlington National Cemetery?"

Who can be buried at Arlington? Complete lists of interments at various cemeteries are not always revealed to the public, but a lot of information about where the grave sites and headstones of celebrities can often be found on the Web, and Arlington National Cemetery has released some of this information. Cemeteries often have different policies about allowing the public to visit celebrity graves so it's a good idea to get in touch with them first before planning a trip.
  • Abner Doubleday

    Dec. at 73 (1819-1893)

    BirthplaceBallston Spa, New York

    Known as: Civil War general
    Abner Doubleday (June 26, 1819 – January 26, 1893) was a career United States Army officer and Union major general in the American Civil War. He fired the first shot in defense of Fort Sumter, the...  more
  • Alan Louis Eggers

    Dec. at 72 (1895-1968)

    BirthplaceSaranac Lake, New York

    Known as: Medal of Honor recipient for World War I.
    Alan Louis Eggers (November 2, 1895 – October 3, 1968) was a sergeant in the United States Army during World War I. He received the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions in combat near Le Catelet,...  more
  • Alfred C. Richmond

    Dec. at 82 (1902-1984)

    BirthplaceWaterloo, Iowa

    Known as: Commandant of the United States Coast Guard
    Alfred Carroll Richmond (18 January 1902 – 15 March 1984) was a United States Coast Guard admiral who served as the 11th Commandant of the United States Coast Guard from 1954 to 1962, the second...  more
  • Alfred Winsor Brown

    Known as: Naval officer and 31st Naval Governor of Guam.
  • Allard Lowenstein

    Known as: U.S. Congressman from New York
  • Audie Murphy

    Dec. at 45 (1925-1971)

    BirthplaceKingston, Texas, United States of America

    Known as: America's most decorated combat soldier of World War II and popular movie actor
    Audie Leon Murphy (20 June 1925 – 28 May 1971) was one of the most decorated American combat soldiers of World War II. He received every military combat award for valor available from the U.S. Army,...  more
  • Bertram Tracy Clayton

    Dec. at 55 (1862-1918)

    BirthplaceClayton, Alabama, United States of America

    Known as: Congressman from New York
    Bertram Tracy Clayton (October 19, 1862 – May 30, 1918) was an American soldier and politician....  more
  • Bill Mauldin

    Dec. at 81 (1921-2003)

    BirthplaceMountain Park, New Mexico, United States of America

    Known as: Editorial cartoonist
    William Henry "Bill" Mauldin (; October 29, 1921 – January 22, 2003) was an American editorial cartoonist who won two Pulitzer Prizes for his work. He was most famous for his World War II cartoons...  more
  • Brandon Van Parys

  • Charles "Pete" Conrad, Jr.

    Known as: Apollo astronaut
  • Charles Burlingame

    Dec. at 51 (1949-2001)

    BirthplaceSaint Paul, Minnesota

    Known as: Pilot of hijacked American Airlines Flight 77
    Charles Frank "Chic" Burlingame III (September 12, 1949 – September 11, 2001) was the pilot of American Airlines Flight 77, the aircraft that was crashed by terrorists into the Pentagon during the...  more
  • Charles D. Griffin

    Dec. at 90 (1906-1996)

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    Known as: Navy four-star Admiral.
    Admiral Charles Donald Griffin (January 12, 1906 – June 26, 1996) was a four-star admiral in the United States Navy who served as commander in chief of United States Naval Forces Europe from 1963 to...  more
  • Charles Willeford

    Dec. at 69 (1919-1988)

    BirthplaceLittle Rock, Arkansas, United States of America

    Known as: World War II veteran and author
    Charles Ray Willeford III (January 2, 1919 – March 27, 1988) was an American writer. An author of fiction, poetry, autobiography, and literary criticism, Willeford is best known for his series of...  more
  • Charlie Wilson

    Dec. at 76 (1933-2010)

    BirthplaceTrinity, Texas, USA

    Known as: Texas congressman
    Charles Nesbitt Wilson (June 1, 1933 – February 10, 2010) was a United States naval officer and former 12-term Democratic United States Representative from Texas's 2nd congressional district. Wilson...  more
  • Charles Young

    Dec. at 57 (1864-1922)


    Known as: First African-American Lieutenant colonel in the US Army
    Charles Young (March 12, 1864 – January 8, 1922) was an American soldier. He was the third African-American graduate of the United States Military Academy, the first black U.S. national park...  more
  • Claire Lee Chennault

    Dec. at 64 (1893-1958)

    BirthplaceCommerce, Texas

    Known as: United States military aviator
    Claire Lee Chennault (September 6, 1890 – July 27, 1958) was an American military aviator best known for his leadership of the "Flying Tigers" and the Republic of China Air Force in World War...  more
  • Clarence Ransom Edwards

    Dec. at 72 (1859-1931)

    BirthplaceCleveland, Ohio

    Known as: Commanded the 26th "Yankee" Division in World War I
    Major General Clarence Ransom Edwards (January 1, 1859 – February 14, 1931) was a senior United States Army officer, known as the first Chief of the Bureau of Insular Affairs, and commander of the...  more
  • Clark Clifford

    Dec. at 91 (1906-1998)

    BirthplaceFort Scott, Kansas, United States of America

    Known as: Secretary of Defense
    Clark McAdams Clifford (December 25, 1906 – October 10, 1998) was an American lawyer who served as an important political adviser to Democratic presidents Harry S. Truman, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B....  more
  • Clark H. Woodward

    Dec. at 90 (1877-1967)

    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia

    Known as: Vice Admiral
    Clark Howell Woodward (March 4, 1877 – May 29, 1967) served the United States Navy in five wars: the Spanish–American War, Philippine–American War, the Chinese Boxer Rebellion, and both World Wars. A...  more
  • Creighton Abrams

    Dec. at 59 (1914-1974)

    BirthplaceSpringfield, Massachusetts

    Known as: United States Army General
    Creighton Williams Abrams Jr. (September 15, 1914 – September 4, 1974) was a United States Army general who commanded military operations in the Vietnam War from 1968 to 1972, which saw United States...  more
  • Daniel "Chappie" James, Jr.

    Known as: First African American four-star General in the U.S. Armed Forces
  • Daniel E. Sickles

    Known as: Major General
  • Daniel Patrick Moynihan

    Dec. at 76 (1927-2003)

    BirthplaceTulsa, Oklahoma, United States of America

    Known as: U.S. Senator from New York
    Daniel Patrick "Pat" Moynihan (March 16, 1927 – March 26, 2003) was an American politician, sociologist, and diplomat. A member of the Democratic Party, he represented New York in the United States...  more
  • Dashiell Hammett

    Dec. at 66 (1894-1961)


    Known as: Author
    Samuel Dashiell Hammett (; May 27, 1894 – January 10, 1961) was an American author of hard-boiled detective novels and short stories. He was also a screenwriter and political activist. Among the...  more
  • David Dixon Porter

    Dec. at 66 (1877-1944)

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C.

    Known as: Admiral
    Major General David Dixon Porter (April 29, 1877 – February 25, 1944), a Medal of Honor recipient, was a United States Marine Corps officer who served in the Philippine-American War and in World War...  more