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Famous People Buried in United States Naval Academy Cemetery

Updated June 14, 2019 11.6k views24 items

List of famous people buried in United States Naval Academy Cemetery (USNA Cemetery). Celebrities are often buried in the highest caliber cemeteries, mausoleums, and tombs, which is why we've created this list of notable figures buried at the USNA Cemetery. If you're ever visiting United States Naval Academy Cemetery, located in Annapolis, MD, and want to check out historic graves, then use this list to pinpoint exactly which burial locations you want to see.

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different people, including James Stockdale and Edward L. Beach, Jr. In 2018, Arizona Senator John McCain was laid to rest at the USNA Cemetery, next to his Academy classmate and lifelong friend, Adm. Chuck Larson.

Which famous people are buried in United States Naval Academy Cemetery? The USNA Cemetery is the final resting place of many famous alumni of the Naval Academy and stands as one of the United States's most important military cemeteries.

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    John McCain is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Buried in United States Naval Academy Cemetery

    John McCain

    Dec. at 81 (1936 - 2018)

    BirthplacePanama Canal Zone, Panama, Americas, Central America

    John Sidney McCain III (August 29, 1936 – August 25, 2018) was an American politician and... more on Wikipedia

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    James Stockdale is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Buried in United States Naval Academy Cemetery

    James Stockdale

    Dec. at 82 (1923-2005)

    BirthplaceAbingdon, Illinois, United States of America

    James Bond Stockdale (December 23, 1923 – July 5, 2005) was a United States Navy vice admiral... more on Wikipedia

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    Arleigh Burke is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Buried in United States Naval Academy Cemetery

    Arleigh Burke

    Dec. at 95 (1901-1996)

    BirthplaceBoulder, Colorado

    Arleigh Albert Burke (October 19, 1901 – January 1, 1996) was an admiral of the United States... more on Wikipedia
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    Edward L. Beach, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Buried in United States Naval Academy Cemetery

    Edward L. Beach, Jr.

    Dec. at 84 (1918-2002)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Edward Latimer Beach Jr. (April 20, 1918 – December 1, 2002), nicknamed "Ned", was a highly... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Isaac C. Kidd, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Buried in United States Naval Academy Cemetery

    Isaac C. Kidd, Jr.

    Dec. at 80 (1919-1999)

    BirthplaceCleveland, Ohio

    Isaac Campbell Kidd Jr. (August 14, 1919 – June 27, 1999) was an American admiral in the... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    C. Turner Joy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Buried in United States Naval Academy Cemetery

    C. Turner Joy

    Dec. at 61 (1895-1956)

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri

    Charles Turner Joy (17 February 1895 – 6 June 1956) was an admiral of the United States Navy... more on Wikipedia
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    Pedro del Valle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Buried in United States Naval Academy Cemetery

    Pedro del Valle

    Dec. at 85 (1893-1978)

    BirthplaceSan Juan, Puerto Rico

    Pedro Augusto del Valle (August 28, 1893 – April 28, 1978) was a United States Marine Corps... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Russell Willson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Buried in United States Naval Academy Cemetery

    Russell Willson

    Dec. at 65 (1883-1948)

    BirthplaceFredonia, New York

    Vice Admiral Russell Willson (December 27, 1883, Fredonia, New York – June 6, 1948, Chevy... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Edward D. Taussig is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Buried in United States Naval Academy Cemetery

    Edward D. Taussig

    Dec. at 74 (1847-1921)

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri

    Edward David Taussig (November 20, 1847 – January 29, 1921) was a decorated Rear Admiral in... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Joseph M. Reeves is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Buried in United States Naval Academy Cemetery

    Joseph M. Reeves

    Dec. at 76 (1872-1948)

    BirthplaceTampico, Illinois

    Joseph Mason "Bull" Reeves (November 20, 1872 – March 25, 1948) was an admiral in the United... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Richard Wainwright is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Buried in United States Naval Academy Cemetery

    Richard Wainwright

    Dec. at 63 (1881-1944)

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C.

    Richard Wainwright, Jr. (September 15, 1881 – March 28, 1944), was an officer in the United... more on Wikipedia
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    Ben Hebard Fuller is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Buried in United States Naval Academy Cemetery

    Ben Hebard Fuller

    Dec. at 67 (1870-1937)

    BirthplaceBig Rapids, Michigan

    Ben Hebard Fuller (February 27, 1870 – June 8, 1937) was a major general in the United States... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Bruce McCandless is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Buried in United States Naval Academy Cemetery

    Bruce McCandless

    Dec. at 57 (1911-1968)

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C.

    Bruce McCandless I (August 12, 1911 – January 24, 1968) was an officer of United States Navy... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    William B. Cushing is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Buried in United States Naval Academy Cemetery

    William B. Cushing

    Dec. at 32 (1842-1874)

    BirthplaceDelafield, Delafield, Wisconsin

    William Barker Cushing (4 November 1842 – 17 December 1874) was an officer in the United... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Albert G. Noble is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Buried in United States Naval Academy Cemetery

    Albert G. Noble

    Dec. at 85 (1895-1980)

    BirthplacePreston, Texas

    Admiral Albert Gallatin Noble (December 14, 1895 – February 22, 1980) was a United States Navy... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Samuel W. Preston is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Buried in United States Naval Academy Cemetery

    Samuel W. Preston

    Dec. at 25 (1840-1865)

    BirthplaceLondon, Canada

    Samuel William Preston (6 April 1842 – 15 January 1865) was an officer in the United States... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Draper Kauffman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Buried in United States Naval Academy Cemetery

    Draper Kauffman

    Dec. at 68 (1911-1979)

    BirthplaceSan Diego, California

    Rear Admiral Draper Laurence Kauffman (4 August 1911 – 18 August 1979) was an American... more on Wikipedia
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    Frederick V. McNair, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Buried in United States Naval Academy Cemetery

    Frederick V. McNair, Jr.

    Dec. at 80 (1882-1962)

    BirthplaceMaryland

    Frederick Vallette McNair Jr. (March 13, 1882 – September 2, 1962) was an officer of the... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Levin H. Campbell, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Buried in United States Naval Academy Cemetery

    Levin H. Campbell, Jr.

    Dec. at 90 (1886-1976)

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C.

    Levin Hicks Campbell Jr. (November 23, 1886 – November 17. 1976) was a Lieutenant General in... more on Wikipedia
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    Daniel Montague is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Buried in United States Naval Academy Cemetery

    Daniel Montague

    Dec. at 46 (1866-1912)

    BirthplaceWicklow, Republic of Ireland

    Daniel Montague (October 22, 1867 – February 4, 1912) was a United States Navy sailor and a... more on Wikipedia
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    Thomas C. Cooney is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Buried in United States Naval Academy Cemetery

    Thomas C. Cooney

    Dec. at 54 (1853-1907)

    BirthplaceWestport, Canada

    Thomas Calvin Cooney (July 18, 1853- January 8, 1907) was an American sailor serving in the... more on Wikipedia
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    Robert Sommers is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Buried in United States Naval Academy Cemetery

    Robert Sommers

    Dec. at 82 (1837-1919)

    BirthplacePrussia

    Robert Emil Sommers (December 17, 1837 – December 1, 1919) was a sailor in the U.S. Navy... more on Wikipedia
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    John R. Perry is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Buried in United States Naval Academy Cemetery

    John R. Perry

    Dec. at 56 (1899-1955)

    BirthplaceWaco, Texas

    John Richard Perry (24 May 1899 – 25 September 1955) was a rear admiral of the United States... more on Wikipedia
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    John Greenslade is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Buried in United States Naval Academy Cemetery

    John Greenslade

    Dec. at 70 (1880-1950)
    John Wills Greenslade (Bellevue, Ohio, January 11, 1880 – January 6, 1950) was a Vice Admiral... more on Wikipedia
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