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List of famous people who died in Washington, D.C., with photos when available. These notable Washington, D.C. deaths are loosely ordered by how famous each person was, meaning the most well-known people are at the top of the list. Some of the people mentioned below were celebrities who died in Washington, D.C., while others were just renowned in their line of work. Either way everyone on this list has Washington, D.C. listed as their official place of death in any public records. Each prominent person who passed away in Washington, D.C. has information about them next to their names, including the year they were born and their place of birth.

These people, like Thomas Armat and Alfred Gruenther include images when available.

If you're trying to answer the questions, "Which famous people died in Washington, D.C.?" and "Which celebrities died in Washington, D.C.?" then this list will have you covered.

This list of historic deaths in Washington, D.C. includes athletes, musicians, celebrities and notable local figures.

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Abraham Lincoln is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died in Washington, D.C.
Dec. at 56 (1809-1865)

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William Howard Taft is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died in Washington, D.C.
Dec. at 73 (1857-1930)

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Frederick Douglass is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died in Washington, D.C.

4
Orlando Letelier is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died in Washington, D.C.
Dec. at 44 (1932-1976)

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Dwight D. Eisenhower is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Died in Washington, D.C.
Dec. at 79 (1890-1969)

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Zachary Taylor is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Died in Washington, D.C.
Dec. at 66 (1784-1850)

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Dwight F. Davis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Died in Washington, D.C.
Dec. at 66 (1879-1945)

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Charles Hamilton Houston is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Died in Washington, D.C.
Dec. at 55 (1895-1950)

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Charles Francis Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Who Died in Washington, D.C.
Dec. at 67 (1867-1934)

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Woodrow Wilson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Who Died in Washington, D.C.
Dec. at 68 (1856-1924)

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William Henry Harrison is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Who Died in Washington, D.C.
Dec. at 68 (1773-1841)

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Daniel Patrick Moynihan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Who Died in Washington, D.C.
Dec. at 76 (1927-2003)

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Herman Hollerith is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Who Died in Washington, D.C.
Dec. at 69 (1860-1929)

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William Crozier is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Who Died in Washington, D.C.
Dec. at 87 (1855-1942)

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Patricia Roberts Harris is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Who Died in Washington, D.C.
Dec. at 61 (1924-1985)

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John Quincy Adams is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Who Died in Washington, D.C.
Dec. at 81 (1767-1848)

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Tony Blankley is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Who Died in Washington, D.C.
Dec. at 64 (1948-2012)

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George Owen Squier is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Who Died in Washington, D.C.
Dec. at 69 (1865-1934)

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John Foster Dulles is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Who Died in Washington, D.C.
Dec. at 71 (1888-1959)

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Harlan F. Stone is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Who Died in Washington, D.C.
Dec. at 74 (1872-1946)

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Charles Diggs is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Who Died in Washington, D.C.
Dec. at 76 (1922-1998)

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Carter G. Woodson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Who Died in Washington, D.C.
Dec. at 75 (1875-1950)

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Walter Reed is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Who Died in Washington, D.C.
Dec. at 51 (1851-1902)

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John N. Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Who Died in Washington, D.C.
Dec. at 75 (1913-1988)

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Abraham Baldwin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Who Died in Washington, D.C.
Dec. at 53 (1754-1807)

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Jonathan Homer Lane is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Who Died in Washington, D.C.
Dec. at 61 (1819-1880)

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James Hoban is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Who Died in Washington, D.C.
Dec. at 73 (1758-1831)

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Harvey W. Wiley is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Who Died in Washington, D.C.
Dec. at 86 (1844-1930)

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Stephen Decatur is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Who Died in Washington, D.C.
Dec. at 41 (1779-1820)

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Belva Ann Lockwood is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Who Died in Washington, D.C.
Dec. at 87 (1830-1917)

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John von Neumann is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Who Died in Washington, D.C.
Dec. at 54 (1903-1957)

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Earl Warren is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Who Died in Washington, D.C.
Dec. at 83 (1891-1974)

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Vince Lombardi is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Who Died in Washington, D.C.
Dec. at 57 (1913-1970)

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Felix Frankfurter is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Who Died in Washington, D.C.
Dec. at 83 (1882-1965)

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George Meany is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Who Died in Washington, D.C.
Dec. at 86 (1894-1980)

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Robert Novak is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Who Died in Washington, D.C.
Dec. at 78 (1931-2009)

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Henry Clay is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Who Died in Washington, D.C.
Dec. at 75 (1777-1852)

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Emanuel Leutze is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Who Died in Washington, D.C.
Dec. at 52 (1816-1868)

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John Aaron Rawlins is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Who Died in Washington, D.C.
Dec. at 38 (1831-1869)

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Charles H. Percy is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Who Died in Washington, D.C.
Dec. at 92 (1919-2011)

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Dolley Madison is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Who Died in Washington, D.C.
Dec. at 81 (1768-1849)

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Claude Pepper is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Who Died in Washington, D.C.
Dec. at 89 (1900-1989)

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Brien McMahon is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Who Died in Washington, D.C.
Dec. at 49 (1903-1952)

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Walter Johnson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Who Died in Washington, D.C.
Dec. at 59 (1887-1946)

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Robert Prosky is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Who Died in Washington, D.C.
Dec. at 78 (1930-2008)

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Louis Brandeis is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Who Died in Washington, D.C.
Dec. at 85 (1856-1941)

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Edwin M. Stanton is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Who Died in Washington, D.C.
Dec. at 55 (1814-1869)

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Eric Sevareid is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Who Died in Washington, D.C.
Dec. at 80 (1912-1992)

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Betty Friedan is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Who Died in Washington, D.C.
Dec. at 85 (1921-2006)

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John Mercer Langston is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Who Died in Washington, D.C.
Dec. at 68 (1829-1897)