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Famous People Buried at Arlington National Cemetery 

Jerry Greenfield
Updated October 16, 2019 237.8k views 137 items

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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Buried at Arlington National Cemetery
Dec. at 74 (1819-1893)

Birthplace: Ballston 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, ...more
Alan Louis Eggers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Buried at Arlington National Cemetery
Dec. at 73 (1895-1968)

Birthplace: Saranac 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 ...more
Alfred C. Richmond is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Buried at Arlington National Cemetery
Dec. at 82 (1902-1984)

Birthplace: Waterloo, 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 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Buried at Arlington National Cemetery
Alfred Winsor Brown
Known as: Naval officer and 31st Naval Governor of Guam.
Allard Lowenstein is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Buried at Arlington National Cemetery
Allard Lowenstein
Known as: U.S. Congressman from New York
Audie Murphy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Buried at Arlington National Cemetery
Dec. at 46 (1925-1971)

Birthplace: Kingston, 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. ...more
Bertram Tracy Clayton is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Buried at Arlington National Cemetery
Dec. at 56 (1862-1918)

Birthplace: Clayton, 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.
Bill Mauldin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Buried at Arlington National Cemetery
Dec. at 82 (1921-2003)

Birthplace: Mountain 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 ...more
Brandon Van Parys is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Buried at Arlington National Cemetery
Brandon Van Parys
Charles "Pete"... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Buried at Arlington National Cemetery
Charles "Pete" Conrad, Jr.
Known as: Apollo astronaut
Charles Burlingame is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Buried at Arlington National Cemetery
Dec. at 52 (1949-2001)

Birthplace: Saint 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 ...more
Charles D. Griffin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Buried at Arlington National Cemetery
Dec. at 90 (1906-1996)

Birthplace: Philadelphia, 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 ...more
Charles Willeford is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Buried at Arlington National Cemetery
Dec. at 69 (1919-1988)

Birthplace: Little Rock, USA, Arkansas

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 ...more
Charlie Wilson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Buried at Arlington National Cemetery
Dec. at 77 (1933-2010)

Birthplace: Texas, Trinity, Contiguous United States, Trinity County, United States of America, + more

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. ...more
Charles Young is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Buried at Arlington National Cemetery
Dec. at 58 (1864-1922)

Birthplace: Kentucky

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 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Buried at Arlington National Cemetery
Dec. at 65 (1893-1958)

Birthplace: Commerce, 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 ...more
Clarence Ransom Edwards ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Buried at Arlington National Cemetery
Clarence Ransom Edwards Dec. at 72 (1859-1931)

Birthplace: Cleveland, 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 ...more
Clark Clifford is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Buried at Arlington National Cemetery
Dec. at 92 (1906-1998)

Birthplace: Fort 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, ...more
Clark H. Woodward is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Buried at Arlington National Cemetery
Dec. at 90 (1877-1967)

Birthplace: Atlanta, 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 ...more
Creighton Abrams is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Buried at Arlington National Cemetery
Dec. at 60 (1914-1974)

Birthplace: Springfield, 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 ...more
Daniel "Chappie&quo... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Buried at Arlington National Cemetery
Daniel "Chappie" James, Jr.
Known as: First African American four-star General in the U.S. Armed Forces
Daniel E. Sickles is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Buried at Arlington National Cemetery
Daniel E. Sickles
Known as: Major General
Daniel Patrick Moynihan ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Buried at Arlington National Cemetery
Dec. at 76 (1927-2003)

Birthplace: Tulsa, 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 ...more
Dashiell Hammett is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Buried at Arlington National Cemetery
Dashiell Hammett Dec. at 67 (1894-1961)

Birthplace: Maryland

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 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Buried at Arlington National Cemetery
David Dixon Porter Dec. at 67 (1877-1944)

Birthplace: Washington, 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 ...more