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List of famous people buried in Congressional Cemetery, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Celebrities are often buried in the highest caliber cemeteries, mausoleums and tombs, which is why we've created this list of celebrities buried in Congressional Cemetery. If you're ever visiting Congressional Cemetery and want to check out historic graves, then use this list to pinpoint exactly which burial locations you want to see.

This list contains people like J. Edgar Hoover and Belva Ann Lockwood.

This list answers the questions "Which famous people are buried in Congressional Cemetery?" and "Which celebrities are buried in Congressional Cemetery?"

From celebrity tombs at Congressional Cemetery to legendary locals, these are the most well-known people whose final resting place is Congressional Cemetery. You can find useful information below for these notable people buried in Congressional Cemetery, like what year and where the person was born.

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J. Edgar Hoover is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Buried in Congressional Cemetery
J. Edgar Hoover Died at 77 (1895-1972) John Edgar Hoover was the first Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States. Appointed director of the Bureau of Investigation—predecessor to the FBI—in 1924, he was ...more

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Belva Ann Lockwood is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Buried in Congressional Cemetery
Belva Ann Lockwood Died at 87 (1830-1917) Belva Ann Bennett Lockwood was an American attorney, politician, educator, and author. She was active in working for women's rights. The press of her day referred to her as a ...more

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John Philip Sousa is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Buried in Congressional Cemetery
John Philip Sousa Died at 78 (1854-1932) John Philip Sousa was an American composer and conductor of the late Romantic era, known primarily for American military and patriotic marches. Because of his mastery of march composition, he is ...more

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David Herold is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Buried in Congressional Cemetery
David Herold Died at 23 (1842-1865) David Edgar Herold was an accomplice of John Wilkes Booth in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865. After the shooting, Herold accompanied Booth to the home of Dr. Samuel Mudd, ...more

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Mary Fuller is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Buried in Congressional Cemetery
Mary Fuller Died at 85 (1888-1973) Mary Claire Fuller was an American stage and silent film actress and screenwriter.

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Andrew A. Humphreys is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Buried in Congressional Cemetery
Andrew A. Humphreys Died at 73 (1810-1883) Andrew Atkinson Humphreys, was a career United States Army officer, civil engineer, and a Union General in the American Civil War. He served in senior positions in the Army of the Potomac, ...more

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William Trent Rossell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Buried in Congressional Cemetery
William Trent Rossell Died at 70 (1849-1919) William Trent Rossell was the Engineer Commissioner of the District of Columbia.

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Joseph Gilbert Totten is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Buried in Congressional Cemetery
Joseph Gilbert Totten Died at 76 (1788-1864) Joseph Gilbert Totten fought in the War of 1812, served as Chief Engineer and was regent of the Smithsonian Institution and cofounder of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Alexander Macomb is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Buried in Congressional Cemetery
Alexander Macomb Died at 59 (1782-1841) Alexander Macomb was the Commanding General of the United States Army from May 29, 1828 to June 25, 1841. Macomb was the field commander at the Battle of Plattsburgh during the War of 1812 and, ...more

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Leonard Matlovich is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Buried in Congressional Cemetery
Leonard Matlovich Died at 45 (1943-1988) Technical Sergeant Leonard P. Matlovich was a Vietnam War veteran, race relations instructor, and recipient of the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. Matlovich was the first gay service member to ...more

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Alfred Pleasonton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Buried in Congressional Cemetery
Alfred Pleasonton Died at 73 (1824-1897) Alfred Pleasonton was a United States Army officer and General of Union cavalry during the American Civil War. He commanded the Cavalry Corps of the Army of the Potomac during the Gettysburg ...more

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Henry Washington Benham is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Buried in Congressional Cemetery
Henry Washington Benham Died at 71 (1813-1884) Henry Washington Benham was an American soldier and civil engineer who served as a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. Benham was born at Cheshire, Connecticut. He graduated ...more

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William H. Emory is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Buried in Congressional Cemetery
William H. Emory Died at 76 (1811-1887) William Hemsley Emory was an United States Army officer and surveyor of Texas.

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Archibald Henderson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Buried in Congressional Cemetery
Archibald Henderson Died at 76 (1783-1859) Archibald Henderson was the longest-serving Commandant of the Marine Corps, serving from 1820 to 1859. His name is learned by all recruits at Marine recruit training to be known as the ...more

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Henry Stephen Fox is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Buried in Congressional Cemetery
Henry Stephen Fox Died at 55 (1791-1846) Henry Stephen Fox was a British diplomat.

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Thomas H. Patterson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Buried in Congressional Cemetery
Thomas H. Patterson Died at 69 (1820-1889) Thomas Harmon Patterson was a rear admiral in the United States Navy.

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Francis Malbone is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Buried in Congressional Cemetery
Francis Malbone Died at 50 (1759-1809) Francis Malbone was an American merchant from Newport, Rhode Island. He held the rank of captain in the Rhode Island Militia and served as the commanding officer of the Artillery Company of ...more

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James Jones is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Buried in Congressional Cemetery
James Jones Died at 32 (1769-1801) James Jones was an American politician and lawyer from the state of Georgia. He moved with his uncle to Georgia in 1740. Jones studied law in Savannah, Georgia, and gained admission to the state ...more

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Seaton Schroeder is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Buried in Congressional Cemetery
Seaton Schroeder Died at 73 (1849-1922) Seaton Schroeder was an admiral of the United States Navy.

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Daniel Parker is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Buried in Congressional Cemetery
Daniel Parker Died at 64 (1782-1846) Daniel Parker made his career in the United States Department of War and the United States Army.

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William Montrose Graham, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Buried in Congressional Cemetery
William Montrose Graham, Jr. Died at 82 (1834-1916) William Montrose Graham, Jr., was a career soldier in the United States Army, reaching the rank of major general. He was a veteran of both the American Civil War and the Spanish-American War.

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Albin Francisco Schoepf is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Buried in Congressional Cemetery
Albin Francisco Schoepf Died at 64 (1822-1886) Albin Francisco Schoepf was an European-born military officer who became a Union brigadier general during the American Civil War, best known as the commanding officer of Fort Delaware, a wartime ...more

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James Gillespie is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Buried in Congressional Cemetery
James Gillespie Died at 58 (1747-1805) James Gillespie was a Democratic-Republican U.S. Congressman from North Carolina between 1793 and 1799. There is some uncertainty about Gillespie's birthplace. The Dictionary of North Carolina ...more

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Roger Jones is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Buried in Congressional Cemetery
Roger Jones Died at 63 (1789-1852) Roger ap Catesby Jones was an officer in the United States Marine Corps and United States Army who was the longest-serving Adjutant General of the U.S. Army in U.S. history, holding the position ...more

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Samuel Humphreys is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Buried in Congressional Cemetery
Samuel Humphreys Died at 68 (1778-1846) Samuel Humphreys was a noted American naval architect and shipbuilder in the early 19th century. He served the United States Navy as the Chief Constructor for the Navy from 1826 to 1846.

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Daniel Patterson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Buried in Congressional Cemetery
Daniel Patterson Died at 53 (1786-1839) Daniel Todd Patterson was an officer in the United States Navy during the Quasi-War with France, the First Barbary War, and the War of 1812.

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James W. Pumphrey is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Buried in Congressional Cemetery
James W. Pumphrey Died at 74 (1832-1906) James W. Pumphrey was the owner of a livery stable in Washington, D.C., and played a minor role in the events surrounding the assassination of Abraham Lincoln and its aftermath. John Wilkes ...more

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Peter Taltavull is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Buried in Congressional Cemetery
Peter Taltavull Died at 56 (1825-1881) Peter Taltavull played a minor role in the events surrounding the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. John Wilkes Booth stopped at Taltavull's Star Saloon just before going to Ford's Theatre next ...more