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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 manslaughter rather than murder in the deaths of Milk and Moscone. White served five years of a seven-year prison sentence. Less than two years after his release, he returned to San Francisco and committed suicide. San Francisco Weekly has referred to White as "perhaps the most hated man in San Francisco's history." ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 39 (1946-1985)

Birthplace: California, Contiguous United States, Long Beach, United States of America, United States, + more

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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 mass suicide in 1978. He is arguably the only sitting member of the U.S. House of Representatives to have been assassinated in office. After the Watts Riots of 1965, Assemblyman Ryan took a job as a substitute school teacher to investigate and document conditions in the area. In 1970, he investigated the conditions of California prisons by being held, under a pseudonym, as an inmate in Folsom ...more on Wikipedia

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 during World War II. Nimitz was the leading U.S. Navy authority on submarines. He oversaw the conversion of these vessels' propulsion from gasoline to diesel, and then later was key to acquiring approval to build the world's first nuclear-powered submarine, USS Nautilus, whose propulsion system later completely superseded diesel-powered submarines in the U.S. The chief of the Navy's Bureau of ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 81 (1885-1966)

Birthplace: Fredericksburg, Texas, United States of America

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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 news story into a cause célèbre for LGBT rights activists. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 48 (1941-1989)

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

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