History Famous People Buried at Arlington National Cemetery  

Jerry Greenfield
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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Buried at Arlington National Cemetery
Dec. at 74 (1819-1893)
Known as: Civil War general Abner Doubleday was a career United States Army officer and Union general in the American Civil War. He fired the first shot in defense of Fort Sumter, the opening battle of the war, and had a ...more
Alan Louis Eggers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Buried at Arlington National Cemetery
Dec. at 73 (1895-1968)
Known as: Medal of Honor recipient for World War I. Alan Louis Eggers 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, France, on September 29, 1918, ...more
Alfred C. Richmond is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Buried at Arlington National Cemetery
Dec. at 82 (1902-1984)
Known as: Commandant of the United States Coast Guard Alfred Carroll Richmond 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 longest tenure of any U.S. Coast ...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)
Known as: America's most decorated combat soldier of World War II and popular movie actor Audie Leon Murphy was one of the most decorated American combat soldiers of World War II, receiving every military combat award for valor available from the U.S. Army, as well as French and ...more
Bertram Tracy Clayton is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Buried at Arlington National Cemetery
Dec. at 56 (1862-1918)
Known as: Congressman from New York Bertram Tracy Clayton 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)
Known as: Editorial cartoonist Bill Maudlin was an illustrator.
Brandon Van Parys is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Buried at Arlington National Cemetery
Brandon Van Parys
Charles
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)
Known as: Pilot of hijacked American Airlines Flight 77 Charles Frank "Chic" Burlingame III was the pilot of American Airlines Flight 77, the aircraft that was crashed by terrorists into the Pentagon during the September 11, 2001 attacks. ...more
Charles D. Griffin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Buried at Arlington National Cemetery
Dec. at 90 (1906-1996)
Known as: Navy four-star Admiral. Admiral Charles Donald Griffin 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 1965 and as commander in chief ...more
Charles Willeford is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Buried at Arlington National Cemetery
Dec. at 69 (1919-1988)
Known as: World War II veteran and author Charles Ray Willeford III was an American writer. An author of fiction, poetry, autobiography, and literary criticism, Willeford is best known for his series of novels featuring hardboiled ...more
Charlie Wilson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Buried at Arlington National Cemetery
Dec. at 77 (1933-2010)
Known as: Texas congressman Charles Nesbitt "Charlie" Wilson was a United States naval officer and former 12-term Democratic United States Representative from Texas's 2nd congressional district. Wilson is best ...more
Charles Young is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Buried at Arlington National Cemetery
Dec. at 58 (1864-1922)
Known as: First African-American Lieutenant colonel in the US Army Charles Young was the third African-American graduate of West Point, the first black U.S. national park superintendent, first black military attaché, first black to achieve the rank of ...more
Claire Lee Chennault is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Buried at Arlington National Cemetery
Dec. at 65 (1893-1958)
Known as: United States military aviator Lieutenant General Claire Lee Chennault was an American military aviator best known for his leadership of the American "Flying Tigers" and the Republic of China Air Force in World War ...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)
Known as: Commanded the 26th "Yankee" Division in World War I Clarence Ransom Edwards was an American general, known as the first Chief of the Bureau of Insular Affairs, and commander of the 26th Division in World War I.
Clark Clifford is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Buried at Arlington National Cemetery
Dec. at 92 (1906-1998)
Known as: Secretary of Defense Clark McAdams Clifford was an American lawyer who served as an important political advisor to Democratic Presidents Harry S. Truman, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson and Jimmy Carter. His ...more
Clark H. Woodward is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Buried at Arlington National Cemetery
Dec. at 90 (1877-1967)
Known as: Vice Admiral Clark Howell Woodward served the United States Navy in five wars: the Spanish-American War, Philippine-American War, the Chinese Boxer Rebellion, and both World Wars. A staunch promoter of an ...more
Creighton Abrams is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Buried at Arlington National Cemetery
Dec. at 60 (1914-1974)
Known as: United States Army General Creighton Williams Abrams, Jr. was a United States Army general who commanded military operations in the Vietnam War from 1968–72. He served as Chief of Staff of the United States Army from 1972 ...more
Daniel
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)
Known as: U.S. Senator from New York Daniel Patrick Moynihan was an American politician and sociologist. A member of the Democratic Party, he was first elected to the United States Senate for New York in 1976, and was re-elected ...more
Dashiell Hammett is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Buried at Arlington National Cemetery
Dec. at 67 (1894-1961)
Known as: Author Samuel Dashiell Hammett was an American author of hard-boiled detective novels and short stories, a screenplay writer, and political activist. Among the enduring characters he created are Sam ...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)
Known as: Admiral Major General David Dixon Porter, a Medal of Honor recipient, was a United States Marine Corps officer who served in the Philippine-American War and in World War I.