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

List features Grover Cleveland, George F. Kennan and more people.

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

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

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George F. Kennan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Buried in Princeton Cemetery
Dec. at 101 (1904-2005) George Frost Kennan was an American advisor, diplomat, and historian, known best as an advocate of a policy of containment of Soviet expansion at the end of World War II. He later reversed ...more

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Jonathan Edwards is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Buried in Princeton Cemetery
Dec. at 55 (1703-1758) Jonathan Edwards was a Protestant preacher, philosopher, and theologian. Edwards "is widely acknowledged to be America's most important and original philosophical theologian," and one ...more

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Grover Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Buried in Princeton Cemetery
Dec. at 71 (1837-1908) Stephen Grover Cleveland was the 22nd and 24th President of the United States. He was the winner of the popular vote for president three times—in 1884, 1888, and 1892—and was one of the two ...more

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Aaron Burr is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Buried in Princeton Cemetery
Dec. at 80 (1756-1836) Aaron Burr, Jr. was the third Vice President of the United States; he served during President Thomas Jefferson's first term. After serving as a Continental Army officer in the Revolutionary War, ...more

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Harold W. Dodds is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Buried in Princeton Cemetery
Dec. at 91 (1889-1980) Harold Willis Dodds was the fifteenth President of Princeton University.

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James McCosh is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Buried in Princeton Cemetery
Dec. at 83 (1811-1894) James McCosh was a prominent philosopher of the Scottish School of Common Sense. He was president of Princeton University 1868-1888.

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George Ball is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Buried in Princeton Cemetery
Dec. at 85 (1909-1994) George Wildman Ball was an American diplomat and banker. He was a protégé of Adlai Stevenson II and played a major role in his unsuccessful presidential campaigns of 1952 and 1956. ...more

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Aaron Burr, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Buried in Princeton Cemetery
Dec. at 41 (1716-1757) Aaron Burr, Sr. was a notable divine and educator in colonial America. He was a founder of the College of New Jersey and the father of the third United States Vice President, Aaron Burr, who ...more

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Richard Stockton Field is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Buried in Princeton Cemetery
Dec. at 67 (1803-1870) Richard Stockton Field was a United States Senator from New Jersey, and later a United States federal judge. Field was the great-grandson of Richard Stockton, New Jersey Delegate to the ...more

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John Grier Hibben is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Buried in Princeton Cemetery
Dec. at 72 (1861-1933) John Grier Hibben was a Presbyterian minister, a philosopher, and educator. He served as president of Princeton University from 1912–1932, succeeding Woodrow Wilson and implementing many of the ...more

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Robert F. Goheen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Buried in Princeton Cemetery
Robert F. Goheen Dec. at 89 (1919-2008) Robert Francis Goheen was an American academic, president of Princeton University and United States Ambassador to India.

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John MacLean, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Buried in Princeton Cemetery
John MacLean, Jr. Dec. at 86 (1800-1886) John Maclean, Jr., D.D. was an American Presbyterian clergyman and educator who served as the tenth President of Princeton University, then known as the College of New Jersey. Maclean, the son ...more

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Samuel Davies is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Buried in Princeton Cemetery
Samuel Davies Dec. at 38 (1723-1761) Samuel Davies was an evangelist and Presbyterian minister. Davies ministered in Hanover County from 1748-1759, followed by a term as the fourth President of Princeton University, then known as ...more

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James Carnahan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Buried in Princeton Cemetery
James Carnahan Dec. at 84 (1775-1859) James Carnahan was an American clergyman and educator who served as the ninth President of Princeton University. Born in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, Carnahan was an 1800 graduate of the ...more

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David Hunter is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Buried in Princeton Cemetery
David Hunter Dec. at 84 (1802-1886) David Hunter was a Union general during the American Civil War. He achieved fame by his unauthorized 1862 order emancipating slaves in three Southern states and as the president of the military ...more

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George Dashiell Bayard is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Buried in Princeton Cemetery
George Dashiell Bayard Dec. at 27 (1835-1862) George Dashiell Bayard was a career soldier in the United States Army and a general in the Union Army in the American Civil War. He was wounded in the Battle of Fredericksburg and died the next

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Ashbel Green is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Buried in Princeton Cemetery
Ashbel Green Dec. at 86 (1762-1848) Ashbel Green, D.D. was an American Presbyterian minister and academic. Born in Hanover Township, New Jersey, Green served as a sergeant of the New Jersey militia during the American ...more

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Samuel Stanhope Smith is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Buried in Princeton Cemetery
Samuel Stanhope Smith Dec. at 68 (1751-1819) Samuel Stanhope Smith was a Presbyterian minister, founding president of Hampden–Sydney College and the seventh president of the College of New Jersey from 1795 to 1812. His stormy career ended ...more

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Harriet Crocker Alexander is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Buried in Princeton Cemetery

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Charles B. Alexander is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Buried in Princeton Cemetery
Charles B. Alexander Dec. at 78 (1849-1927)

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Ruth Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Buried in Princeton Cemetery
Ruth Cleveland Dec. at 13 (1891-1904) "Baby" Ruth Cleveland was the first child of United States President Grover Cleveland and the First Lady Frances Cleveland. Her birth between Cleveland's two terms of office caused a ...more

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Peter Charles Harris is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Buried in Princeton Cemetery
Peter Charles Harris Dec. at 86 (1865-1951) Peter Charles Harris was an officer in the United States Army who served as Adjutant General of the U.S. Army from 1918 to 1922.