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List of famous people buried in Golden Gate National 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 Golden Gate National Cemetery. If you're ever visiting Golden Gate National Cemetery and want to check out historic graves, then use this list to pinpoint exactly which burial locations you want to see.

Dan James White and Leo Ryan are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list

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

From celebrity tombs at Golden Gate National Cemetery to legendary locals, these are the most well-known people whose final resting place is Golden Gate National Cemetery. You can find useful information below for these notable people buried in Golden Gate National Cemetery, like what year and where the person was born.
Dan James White is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Buried in Golden Gate National Cemetery
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Daniel James "Dan" White was a San Francisco supervisor who assassinated San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk, on Monday, November 27, 1978, at City Hall. In a controversial verdict that led to the coining of the legal slang "Twinkie defense," White was convicted of ...more

Age: Died at 39 (1946-1985)

Birthplace: Long Beach, California, USA

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Leo Ryan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Buried in Golden Gate National Cemetery
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Leo Joseph Ryan, Jr. was an American teacher and politician. He served as a U.S. Representative as a member of the Democratic Party. He represented California's 11th congressional district from 1973 until he was shot to death in Guyana by members of the Peoples Temple, shortly before the Jonestown ...more

Age: Died at 53 (1925-1978)

Birthplace: Lincoln, Nebraska, United States of America

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Chester W. Nimitz is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Buried in Golden Gate National Cemetery
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Chester William Nimitz was a fleet admiral of the United States Navy. He played a major role in the naval history of World War II as Commander in Chief, United States Pacific Fleet, for U.S. naval forces and Commander in Chief, Pacific Ocean Areas, for U.S. and Allied air, land, and sea forces ...more

Age: Died at 81 (1885-1966)

Birthplace: Fredericksburg, Texas, United States of America

Credits: Hellcats of the Navy

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Oliver Sipple is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Buried in Golden Gate National Cemetery
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Oliver Wellington "Billy" Sipple was a decorated US Marine and Vietnam War veteran widely known for saving the life of US President Gerald Ford during an assassination attempt by Sara Jane Moore in San Francisco on September 22, 1975. The subsequent public revelation that Sipple was gay turned the ...more

Age: Died at 48 (1941-1989)

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

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