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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.
  • David E. Baker

    Known as: United States Air Force Brigadier General
  • David Haskell Hackworth

    Known as: Colonel and most decorated American soldier
  • David McCampbell

    Dec. at 86 (1910-1996)

    BirthplaceBessemer, Alabama

    Known as: US Navy's top World War II Ace
    Captain David McCampbell (January 16, 1910 – June 30, 1996) was a United States Navy captain, fighter pilot, and a Medal of Honor recipient. He retired from the navy in 1964 with 31 years of...  more
  • Dwight F. Davis

    Dec. at 66 (1879-1945)

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

    Known as: Established the Davis Cup
    Dwight Filley Davis, Sr. (July 5, 1879 – November 28, 1945) was an American tennis player and politician. He is best remembered as the founder of the Davis Cup international tennis competition. He...  more
  • Earl W. Renfroe

    Dec. at 93 (1907-2000)

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    Known as: Orthodontist
    Earl Wiley Renfroe (January 9, 1907 – November 14, 2000) was a history-maker in the field of orthodontics and in breaking down the barriers of racism. Dr. Renfroe taught at the University of Illinois...  more
  • Ted Kennedy

    Dec. at 77 (1932-2009)

    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Edward Moore "Ted" Kennedy (February 22, 1932 – August 25, 2009) was an American politician who served as a U.S. Senator from Massachusetts for almost 47 years, from 1962 until his death in 2009. A...  more
  • Edward Ord

    Dec. at 64 (1818-1883)

    BirthplaceCumberland, Maryland

    Known as: Major General
    Edward Otho Cresap Ord (October 18, 1818 – July 22, 1883) was an American engineer and United States Army officer who saw action in the Seminole War, the Indian Wars, and the American Civil War. He...  more
  • Edward Stanley Kellogg

    Known as: U.S. Navy Captain
  • Known as: American U-2 pilot
  • Francis Lupo

    Age: 126
    Known as: U.S. service member
    Private Francis Lupo, United States Army (February 24, 1895 – July 21, 1918) is the U.S. service member who was, possibly, missing in action for the longest known period, his remains being recovered...  more
  • Frank Buckles

    Dec. at 110 (1901-2011)

    BirthplaceBethany, Missouri

    Known as: Last known American veteran of World War I
    Frank Woodruff Buckles (born Wood Buckles, February 1, 1901 – February 27, 2011) was a United States Army corporal and the last surviving American military veteran of World War I. He enlisted in the...  more
  • Frank J. Fletcher

    Known as: Admiral, U.S. Navy, World War II
  • Frank Kowalski

    Dec. at 66 (1907-1974)

    BirthplaceConnecticut, United States of America

    Known as: U.S. Army veteran of World War II
    Frank Kowalski (October 18, 1907 – October 11, 1974) was a career officer in the United States Army, and was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. After retiring as a colonel, Kowalski went...  more
  • Frank Reynolds

    Dec. at 59 (1923-1983)

    BirthplaceEast Chicago, Indiana, United States of America

    Known as: ABC television anchorman
    Frank James Reynolds (November 29, 1923 – July 20, 1983) was an American television journalist for CBS and ABC News.Reynolds was a New York-based anchor of the ABC Evening News from 1968 to 1970 and...  more
  • George B. McClellan, Jr.

    Known as: Mayor of New York (1904–1909)
  • George Marshall

    Dec. at 78 (1880-1959)

    BirthplaceUniontown, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Known as: Chief of Staff of the Army
    George Catlett Marshall Jr. (December 31, 1880 – October 16, 1959) was an American soldier and statesman. He rose through the United States Army to become Chief of Staff under presidents Franklin D....  more
  • George S. Patton IV

    Known as: Major General of the Army
  • George Westinghouse

    Dec. at 67 (1846-1914)

    BirthplaceSchoharie, New York

    Known as: Westinghouse Electric founder
    George Westinghouse Jr. (October 6, 1846 – March 12, 1914) was an American entrepreneur and engineer based in Pennsylvania who invented the railway air brake and was a pioneer of the electrical...  more
  • Gordon Beecher

    Dec. at 69 (1904-1973)

    BirthplaceBaltimore, Maryland

    Known as: United States Navy Vice Admiral and composer
    William Gordon Beecher, Jr. (January 19, 1904, Baltimore, Maryland – December 7, 1973) was an American composer, author and vice admiral. Many of his musical arrangements were done in cooperation...  more
  • Grace Hopper

    Dec. at 85 (1906-1992)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Known as: Pioneering computer scientist
    Grace Brewster Murray Hopper (née Murray December 9, 1906 – January 1, 1992) was an American computer scientist and United States Navy rear admiral. One of the first programmers of the Harvard Mark I...  more
  • Gregory "Pappy" Boyington

    Known as: World War II Marine Corps fighter ace
  • Gus Grissom

    Dec. at 40 (1926-1967)

    BirthplaceMitchell, Indiana, United States of America

    Known as: Astronaut
    Virgil Ivan "Gus" Grissom (April 3, 1926 – January 27, 1967) was one of the seven original National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Project Mercury astronauts, and the first of the Mercury...  more
  • Harry Blackmun

    Dec. at 90 (1908-1999)

    BirthplaceNashville, Illinois, United States of America

    Known as: Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
    Harry Andrew Blackmun (November 12, 1908 – March 4, 1999) was an American lawyer and jurist who served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1970 until 1994....  more
  • Harvey W. Wiley

    Dec. at 85 (1844-1930)


    Known as: First Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration
    Harvey Washington Wiley (October 18, 1844 – June 16, 1930) was a noted American chemist best known for his leadership in the passage of the landmark Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906 and his subsequent...  more
  • Henry Harley "Hap" Arnold

    Known as: General of the Air Force