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Famous People Buried in Congressional Cemetery

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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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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 Dec. 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
Dec. 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 Dec. 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 Dec. 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 Dec. 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 Dec. 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 Dec. 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 Dec. 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 Dec. 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 Dec. 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
Dec. 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 Dec. 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 Dec. 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 Dec. 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. Dec. 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 Dec. 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 Dec. 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 Dec. 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 Dec. 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.