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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.
Died 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.
Died 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.

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Orlando Letelier is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died in Washington, D.C.
Died 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.
Died 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.
Died 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.
Died 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.
Died 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.
Died 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.
Died 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.
Died 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.
Died 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.
Died 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.
Died 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.
Died 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.
Died 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.
Died 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.
Died 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.
Died 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.
Died 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.
Died 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.
Died 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.
Died 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.
Died 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.
Died 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.
Died 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.
Died 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.
Died 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.
Died 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.
Died 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.
Died 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.
Died 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.
Died 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.
Died 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.
Died 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.
Died 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.
Died 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.
Died 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.
Died 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.
Died 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.
Died 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.
Died 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.
Died 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.
Died 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.
Died 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.
Died 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.
Died 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.
Died 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.
Died 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.
Died at 68 (1829-1897)