List of burials at Arlington National Cemetery
This is a list of notable individuals buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
- 1 Military
- 1.1 Medal of Honor recipients
- 1.2 Flag officers
- 1.3 Other military burials
- 2 Other notable military service members
- 3 Notable civilians
- 4 Other
- 5 References and notes
- 6 External links
Medal of Honor recipients
- Quentin C. Aanenson (1921-2008), World War II veteran fighter pilot and former captain of the 391st Fighter Squadron, 366th Fighter Group, 9th Air Force, U.S. Army Air Corps
- George Emerson Albee (1845–1918), US Army officer, received medal for actions during the Indian Wars
- Edward G. Allen (1859–1917), US Navy sailor during the Boxer Rebellion
- Beauford T. Anderson (1922–1996), US Army soldier during World War II
- Absalom Baird (1824–1905), Commanded a Division in the Army of the Cumberland, received for his actions at Battle of Jonesborough
- William E. Barber (1919–2002), US Marine officer, received for his actions in the Battle of Chosin Reservoir during the Korean War
- John Basilone (1916–1945), US Marine Gunnery Sergeant, killed at Iwo Jima. Portrayed in the HBO mini-series The Pacific
- Randolph C. Berkeley (1875–1960), US Marine major general, received for his actions during the United States occupation of Veracruz
- Gregory "Pappy" Boyington (1912–1988), World War II US Marine Corps fighter ace and commander of VMF-214, the "Black Sheep Squadron" (basis for the 1970s TV series Baa Baa Black Sheep)
- Jon R. Cavaiani (1943–2014). Prisoner of war during the Vietnam War (1971–1973)
- Albertus W. Catlin (1868–1933), US Marine brigadier general, received for his actions during the intervention at Vera Cruz, Mexico
- Justice M. Chambers (1908–1982), US Marine officer, received for his actions in during the Battle of Iwo Jima
- Donald Cook (1934–1967), US Marine officer, received for his actions while a prisoner of war during the Vietnam War. His body was never recovered. However, there is a cenotaph for him in Memorial Section 1
- Louis Cukela (1888–1956), Marine Corps major, awarded two Medals of Honor for same act in World War I
- William Joseph "Wild Bill" Donovan (1883–1959), US Army major general. Commanded the 165th Infantry Regiment (federalized designation of the 69th New York Infantry, the "Fighting Irish") during World War I, and was Chief of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) during World War II. Also awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, Distinguished Service Medal, and National Security Medal, only person to hold all four of the United States' highest awards
- Merritt A. Edson (1897–1955), US Marine major general, received for his actions as Commanding Officer of the 1st Marine Raider Battalion
- Alan Louis Eggers (1895–1968) – World War I
- Henry T. Elrod (19o5–1941), US Marine aviator, received for his heroism in the defense of Wake Island during World War II
- Frank J. Fletcher (1885–1973), admiral, US Navy, World War II; operational commander at Coral Sea and Midway
- Bruno Albert Forsterer, US Marine sergeant, received for his for actions during the Philippine–American War
- Joseph J. Foss (1915–2003), World War II Marine Corps fighter ace and governor of South Dakota
- James A. Graham (1940–1967, US Marine officer, received for his actions during the Vietnam War.
- Walter Newell Hill (1881–1955), US Marine officer, received for his actions during United States occupation of Veracruz
- Robert L. Howard (1939–2009) – Special forces
- John Arthur Hughes (1880–1942), US Marine officer, received for his actions during the United States occupation of Veracruz
- Henry L. Hulbert (1867–1918), US Marine sergeant major, received for his actions during the Second Samoan Civil War
- Jonas H. Ingram (1886–1952), US Navy admiral, for action in the 1914 Battle of Veracruz
- Edouard Victor Michel Izac (1891–1990), for action during World War I as a US Navy Lieutenant
- Douglas T. Jacobson (1925–2000), US Marine officer, received for his actions on Iwo Jima during World War II
- James E. Johnson (1926–1950), US Marine sergeant, received for his actions during the Battle of Chosin Reservoir. His body was never recovered. However, he was memorialized with a cenotaph.
- Thomas R. Kerr (1843–1926) – Civil War
- John H. Leims (1921–1985), US Marine officer, received for his actions during the Battle of Iwo Jima during World War II
- Clarence Mathias (1921–1985), US Marine sergeant major, received for his actions during the Boxer Rebellion
- Frederick W. Mausert III (1930–1951), US Marine sergeant, received for his actions in the Battle of the Punchbowl during the Korean War
- Joseph J. McCarthy (1911–1996), US Marine officer, received for his actions during the Battle of Iwo Jima during World War II
- Walter C. Monegan Jr. (1930–1950), US Marine officer, received for his actions during the Korean War
- Audie Murphy (1924–1971), US Army, America's most decorated combat soldier of World War II and popular movie actor
- Reginald R. Myers (1919–2005), US Marine officer, received for his actions during the Korean War
- Wendell Cushing Neville (1922–2006), 14th Commandant of the Marine Corps, received for actions during the intervention
- Michael J. Novosel (1922–2006), US Army Chief Warrant Officer 4, known as Dean of the Dustoff Pilots for his two tours in the Vietnam War during which he flew 2,534 missions and airlifted nearly 5,600 medical evacuees
- Richard O'Kane (1911–1994), US Navy, commanding officer of the USS Tang (SS-306). Received for his actions in combat against Japanese convoys on the 23-24 October 1944.
- Edward Albert Ostermann (1911–1994), US Marine major general, received for his actions during the U.S. occupation of Haiti
- Everett P. Pope (1919–2009), US Marine officer, received for his actions during the Battle of Peleliu in World War II
- David Dixon Porter (1877–1944), US Marine major general, received for his actions during the Philippine-American War
- John H. Pruitt (1877–1944), US Marine corporal, awarded two Medals of Honor for same act during the Battle of Blanc Mont Ridge during World War I
- Robert D. Reem (1925–1950), US Marine officer, received for his actions during the Korean War
- George Croghan Reid (1876–1961), US Marine brigadier general, received for his actions during the United States occupation of Veracruz
- Robert G. Robinson (1896–1974), US Marine officer, received for his actions, as a gunnery sergeant, during World War I
- John Schofield (1831–1906), commanding officer of the second Army of the Ohio during 1864 and 1865, secretary of war under President Andrew Johnson, superintendent of the United States Military Academy from 1876 to 1881, and commanding general of the US Army from 1888 to 1895. Received for his actions at the Battle of Wilson's Creek in 1861
- Christian F. Schilt (1895–1987), US Marine aviator, for using his actions during the United States occupation of Nicaragua
- David M. Shoup (1904–1983), 22nd Commandant of the Marine Corps, received for his actions during the Battle of Tarawa during World War II
- Franklin E. Sigler (1924—1995), US Marine private first class, received for his actions in the Battle of Iwo Jima during World War II
- Daniel Sickles (1819–1914), major general, III Corps, Army of the Potomac, Union Army, Civil War. Also served as US Minister to Spain and as US Representative from New York
- Carl L. Sitter (1922–2000), US Marine officer, received for his actions during the Korean War
- Luther Skaggs Jr. (1923–1976), US Marine corporal, received for his actions in the Battle of Guam during World War II
- Sherrod E. Skinner Jr. (1926–1952), US Marine officer, received for his actions during the Korean War.
- Larry E. Smedley (1949–1967), US Marine corporal, received for his actions during the Vietnam War.
- John Lucian Smith (1914–1972), US Marine aviator, received for his actions as a squadron commanding officer during Solomon Islands campaign in World War II
- Clarence E. Sutton (1871–1916), US Marine sergeant, received for his actions during the Boxer Rebellion
- Clyde A. Thomason (1914–1942), United States Marine who posthumously received the Medal of Honor for leading an assault in the Makin Islands
- William George Thordsen (1879–1932), US Navy Coxswain, medal awarded for his actions in the Philippine–American War
- Walter Thorn (1844–1920), Union Army officer in the American Civil War
- Frank Monroe Upton (1896–1962) US Navy sailor, for action during World War I
- Matt Urban (1919–1995), Lt. Colonel, U.S Army. Also received seven Purple Hearts, World War II. He has the most individual combat decorations for an infantryman (~14) from US Army for World War II.
- Alexander Vandegrift (1887–1973), 18th Commandant of the Marine Corps, received for his actions during the Solomon Islands campaign in World War II
- Jonathan Mayhew Wainwright IV (1883–1953), general, hero of Bataan and Corregidor; highest ranking US prisoner-of-war in World War II.
- Kenneth A. Walsh (1916–19980, US Marine aviator, received for his actions during the Solomon Islands campaign in World War II
- William G. Walsh (1922–1945), US Marine gunnery sergeant, received for his actions during the Battle of Iwo Jima in World War II
- Louis H. Wilson Jr. (1920–2005), 26th Commandant of the Marine Corps, received for his actions during the Battle of Guam in World War II
- William G. Windrich (1921–1950), US Marine staff sergeant, received for his actions in the Battle of Chosin Reservoir during the Korean War
- Frank Albert Young (1876–1941), US Marine Corps Private for his actions during the China Relief Expedition
- Gerald Orren Young (1930–1990), US Air Force Lt. Colonel, received medal for his actions in the Vietnam War
- Jay Zeamer, Jr. (1918–2007), Lt. Colonel, US Air Force, for action during World War II with the Army Air Force
- Creighton Abrams (1914–1974), US Army general who commanded US military operations in the Vietnam War from 1968 to 1972
- Henry Harley "Hap" Arnold (1886–1950), first (and so far only) General of the Air Force
- David E. Baker (1946–2009), US Air Force brigadier general. Holds distinction of being the only former Prisoner of War of the Vietnam War to later fly combat missions during Operation Desert Storm.
- Warner B. Bayley (1845–1928), US Navy rear admiral
- Gordon Beecher (1904–1973), US Navy vice admiral and composer
- Reginald R. Belknap (1871–1959), US Navy rear admiral
- Charles F. Blair, Jr. (1909– 1978) USAF brigadier general, buried with wife Maureen O'Hara
- Vicente T. Blaz, USMC brigadier general and Delegate to Congress from Guam
- Claude C. Bloch (1878–1967), US Navy admiral
- Jeremy Michael Boorda (1939–1996), US Navy admiral and Chief of Naval Operations
- Donald Prentice Booth (1902–1993), US Army lieutenant general, high commissioner of the Ryukyu Islands from 1958 to 1961
- Omar Nelson Bradley (1893–1981), commanded the 12th Army Group in Europe during World War II, first Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and last living five-star general
- Miles Browning (1897–1954), rear admiral, World War I and World War II Navy officer and hero of the Battle of Midway
- Omar Bundy (1861–1940), World War I major general who commanded the 1st Brigade, 1st Expeditionary Division in France, awarded the French Legion of Honor and the Croix de Guerre
- John Allen Campbell (1835–1880), brevet brigadier general; American Civil War, first Governor of Wyoming Territory in 1869 and Third Assistant Secretary of State
- Marion E. Carl (1915–1998), World War II Marine Corps major general, fighter ace and record-setting test pilot
- Claire Lee Chennault (1893–1958), lieutenant general, military aviator who commanded the "Flying Tigers" during World War II
- John Clem (1851–1937), major general, aka Johnny Shiloh, arguably the youngest noncommissioned officer ever to serve in the US Armed Forces. Was the last living Civil War veteran on active duty at the time of his retirement.
- John M. B. Clitz, US Navy rear admiral (1821–1897)
- Edmund R. Colhoun, US Navy rear admiral (1821–1897)
- Charles M. "Savvy" Cooke, Jr. (1886–1970), US Navy four-star admiral
- Charles Austin Coolidge (1844–1926), brigadier general, served in Civil War, Indian Wars, Spanish–American War, Philippine–American War and the China Relief Expedition.
- Ernest T. Cragg (1922–2006), US Air Force major general
- George Crook (1828–1890), US Army major general during the American Civil War and Campaigns against the Native Americans. One of his subordinates during the Civil War was future President Rutherford B. Hayes.
- Arthur C. Davis (1893–1965), US Navy admiral, pioneer of dive bombing
- Jeremiah Andrew Denton, Jr., (1924–2014), US Navy pilot shot down over Vietnam and held as a POW for over seven years. He went on to achieve the rank of admiral before retiring from the Navy and to serve in the US Senate from Alabama
- Sir John Dill (1881–1944), British Diplomat and Field Marshal
- Abner Doubleday (1819–1893), Civil War general, erroneously credited with inventing baseball
- Franklin J. Drake (1846–1929), US Navy rear admiral
- Clarence Ransom Edwards (1860–1931), major general, commanded the 26th "Yankee" Division in World War I
- Nathan Bedford Forrest III (1905–1943) brigadier general of the US Army Air Forces, and a great-grandson of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest. First American general to be killed in action during World War II
- Francis L. Garrett (1919–1992), rear admiral, Chief of Chaplains of the US Navy
- John Gibbon (1827–1896), brigadier general, Union Army, Civil War, most notably commander of 2nd Division, US II Corps that repelled Pickett's Charge at the Battle of Gettysburg.
- William A. Glassford (1886–1958), US Navy vice admiral
- Charles D. Griffin (1906–1996), Navy four-star admiral
- William "Bull" Halsey (1882–1959), World War II Navy fleet admiral
- John Spencer Hardy (1913–2012), chief of operations in the Mediterranean of US Army Air Corps during World War II; later lieutenant general of US Air Force
- William Babcock Hazen (1830–1887), major general, served in the Western Union Armies during the Civil War. Served as Chief Signal Officer after the war
- Francis J. Higginson (1843–1931), US Navy rear admiral
- Jeanne M. Holm (1921–2010), US Air Force major general, first Air Force woman promoted to brigadier general and first woman promoted to major general in the US armed forces.
- Grace Hopper (1906–1992), US Navy rear admiral, pioneering computer scientist
- Olaf M. Hustvedt (1886–1978), United States Navy vice admiral
- John Irwin (1832–1901), US Navy rear admiral
- Daniel "Chappie" James, Jr. (1920–1978), US Air Force, first African American four-star general in the US armed forces
- David C. Jones (1921–2013), US Air Force, ninth Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
- Rae Landy (1885–1952) Army Nurse Corps lieutenant colonel who served in World War I and World War II
- Henry Louis Larsen (1890–1962), Marine lieutenant general; commanded the first deployed American troops in both World Wars; Governor of Guam and American Samoa
- John Marshall Lee (1914–2003), vice admiral, US Navy; World War II, Korea, Vietnam, NATO, S.A.L.T Talks; Navy Cross, DSM, Legion of Merit; son of Lieutenant-Colonel Alva Lee
- Newton E. Mason (1850–1945), US Navy rear admiral
- Henry Pinckney McCain (1861–1941), US Army major general and Adjutant General of the US Army; Uncle to McCain Sr, grand-uncle of McCain Jr.
- John S. McCain, Jr. (1911–1981), US Navy admiral and father of Senator John McCain
- John S. McCain, Sr. (1884–1945), US Navy admiral, grandfather of Senator John McCain, and father of Admiral John S. McCain, Jr.
- William Alexander McCain (1878–1960) US Army brigadier general, brother of McCain Sr., uncle of McCain Jr.
- Stewart L. McKenney (1917–2012), brigadier general, mayor of American Vienna Occupation
- Montgomery C. Meigs (1816–1892), brigadier general. Arlington National Cemetery was established by Meigs, who commanded the garrison at Arlington House and appropriated the grounds on June 15, 1864, for use as a military cemetery
- Nelson A. Miles (1839–1925) US Army lieutenant general; served in the Civil War, Indian Wars, and the Spanish–American War. Noted for accepting the surrender of Geronimo and his band of Apache
- Joseph Mower (1827–1870), major general, served in the western Union Armies during the Civil War
- Reginald F. Nicholson (1852–1939), US Navy rear admiral, last US Navy officer on active duty to have seen service during the Civil War, first US naval attaché to Ecuador and Peru
- Edward Ord (1818–1883), major general, Army of the James during the Appomattox Campaign, Union Army, Civil War
- George S. Patton IV (1923–2004), major general of the army and son of famed World War II General George S. Patton
- Raymond Stanton Patton (1882–1937), rear admiral and first flag officer of the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey Corps and second Director of the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey (1929–1937)
- John J. Pershing (1860–1948), America's first General of the Armies, commanded American forces in World War I
- David Dixon Porter (1813–1891), admiral, Union Navy, Civil War, most notable as the Union naval commander during the Vicksburg Campaign, a turning point of the war which split the Confederacy in two
- John Aaron Rawlins (1831–1869), Civil War general, chief of staff and later Secretary of War to Ulysses S. Grant
- Alfred C. Richmond (1902–1984), admiral, Commandant of the United States Coast Guard
- Hyman G. Rickover (1900–1986), admiral, father of the Nuclear Navy
- Matthew Ridgway (1895–1993), World War II and Korean War general, Chief of Staff of the Army
- William S. Rosecrans (1819–1898), major general, Army of the Cumberland, Union Army, Civil War
- William T. Ryder (1913–1992), brigadier general, first American paratrooper.
- Thomas R. Sargent III (1914–2010), vice admiral, Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard
- August Schomburg (1908–1972), lieutenant general, Commander US Army Ordnance and Missile Command; Commander, Industrial College of the Armed Forces
- Gustavus H. Scott (1812–1882), United States Navy rear admiral, exhumed in 1896 from Oak Hill Cemetery in Washington, D.C., and reburied at Arlington National Cemetery
- Benedict J. Semmes, Jr. (1913–1994), US Navy vice admiral
- John Shalikashvili (1936–2011), general, Supreme Allied Commander Europe (1992–1993), Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (1993–1997)
- Philip Sheridan (1831–1888), general, Union Army, Civil War and commanding general, US Army, 1883–88
- Robert F. Sink (1905–1965), US Army lieutenant general and former regimental commander of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division; a close friend of Easy Company commander Major Richard Winters, he is portrayed by Vietnam veteran and retired Marine Captain Dale Dye in the HBO/BBC miniseries Band of Brothers.
- Joseph S. Skerrett (1833–1897), US Navy rear admiral
- Walter Bedell Smith (1895–1961), general, US Army, World War II, Dwight D. Eisenhower's Chief of Staff during Eisenhower's tenure at SHAEF and Director of the CIA from 1950 to 1953. Also served as US Ambassador to the Soviet Union from 1946 to 1948
- Robert Francis Anthony Studds (1896–1962), United States Coast and Geodetic Survey Corps admiral and engineer, fourth Director of the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey
- Robert A. "Fuzzy" Theobald (1884–1957), US Navy rear admiral who commanded Navy forces in the Aleutian Islands Campaign during World War II
- Howard L. Vickery (1892–1946), vice-admiral, US Navy and World War II merchant shipbuilder
- Joseph Wheeler (1836–1906), served as a major general of the Confederate Army during the Civil War, and the US Army during the Spanish–American War and Philippine–American War.
- Orde Charles Wingate (1903–1944), British major general, creator and commander of the Chindits
- Spencer S. Wood (1861–1940), US Navy rear admiral
- Clark H. Woodward (1877–1968), vice admiral, served in five wars: the Spanish–American War, Philippine–American War, Boxer Rebellion and both World Wars
- Horatio Wright, (1820–1899), major general, commanded VI Corps of the Army of the Potomac from the Overland Campaign to the end of the American Civil war. After the war, Wright served as the Chief of Engineers for the US Army Corps of Engineers. He worked on projects such as the Brooklyn Bridge and the completion of the Washington Monument.
Other military burials
- Olavi Alakulppi (1915–1990), Finnish cross country skier and recipient of the Mannerheim Cross who rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel in the US Army
- Ruby G. Bradley (1907–2002), Colonel and, with 34 medals, one of the most decorated women in US military history
- Alfred Winsor Brown (1885–1938), naval officer and 31st Naval Governor of Guam
- Frank Buckles (1901–2011), last known American veteran of World War I.
- Charles Burlingame, Captain, US Navy, pilot of hijacked American Airlines Flight 77 during September 11, 2001 attacks
- Roger Chaffee (1935–1967) and Gus Grissom (1926–1967), astronauts killed in the Apollo 1 fire (Edward White was buried at West Point)
- Samuel-Edmour St. Onge Chapleau (1839–1921), Major of the US Army in the Civil War; Clerk of the senate of Canada and Clerk of the Parliaments of Canada, 1900–1917
- William Christman (1843–1864), first soldier to be buried at Arlington
- Bertram Tracy Clayton (1862–1918), Congressman from New York, killed in action in 1918
- Truman W. Crawford (1934–2003), US Marine (1966–96) Colonel, commander of the United States Marine Drum and Bugle Corps, oldest active duty Marine at the time of his retirement; formerly US Air Force (1953–63) Master Sergeant, musical director of the US Air Force Drum and Bugle Corps.
- Scott Crossfield (1921–2006), US Naval aviator and test pilot, first to fly at twice the speed of sound; played a major role in the design and development of the North American X-15.
- William P. Cronan (1879–1929), US Navy officer and 19th Naval Governor of Guam.
- John Charles Daly (1914–1991), radio and TV newsman and television host on What's My Line?
- Jane Delano (1862–1919), Director, Army Nursing Corps
- Dieter Dengler (1938–2001), US Navy pilot shot down over Laos who escaped from a Pathet Lao POW camp. Subject of the film Rescue Dawn
- Hilan Ebert (cenotaph) (1903–1942), received the Navy Cross for action aboard the USS Northampton in World War II. The USS Ebert was named in his honor.
- Rene Gagnon, one of the six US Marines immortalized in Joe Rosenthal's iconic photo Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima
- John Glenn (1921–2016), first American to orbit the Earth, United States Senator, fighter pilot in World War II and Korea
- Gus Grissom (1926–1967) and Roger Chaffee (1935–1967), astronauts killed in the Apollo 1 fire (Edward White was buried at West Point)
- David Haskell Hackworth (1930–2005), Colonel and highly decorated soldier
- Ira Hayes, one of the six US Marines immortalized in Joe Rosenthal's iconic photo Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima
- Nicholas H. Heck (1882–1953), US Coast and Geodetic Survey captain, geophysicist, seismologist, oceanographer, and hydrographic surveyor
- Kara Spears Hultgreen (1965–1994), the first female naval carrier-based fighter pilot
- James Jabara (1923–1966), first American jet ace in history, credited with shooting down 15 enemy aircraft
- George Juskalian (1914–2010), US Army veteran, three decades and fought in three wars – World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam War
- Jack Koehler (1930–2012), US Army veteran, Associated Press executive and former White House Communications Director
- Ruth A. Lucas (1920–2013), the first African American female Air Force Colonel
- Francis Lupo (1895–1918), private killed in France during World War I; holds the distinction of possibly being the longest US service member missing in action to be found (1918–2003)
- Mark Matthews (1894–2005), last surviving Buffalo Soldier
- Anna Maxwell (1851–1929), the American Florence Nightingale, was buried due to her contributions to the Army Nurse Corps
- David McCampbell (1910–1996), the US Navy's top World War II fighter ace with 34 kills
- Glenn Miller (1904–1944) cenotaph, Army Air Forces Major and well known band leader who disappeared over the English Channel.
- Buckey O'Neill (1860–1898), officer in Theodore Roosevelt's Rough Riders, who was killed in the Battle of San Juan Hill
- Robert F. Overmyer (1936–1996), an American test pilot, Colonel in the United Marine Corps and NASA astronaut
- William Owens (1980 - 2017), a U.S. Navy SEAL who was killed during the Yakla raid in January 2017; the first combatant to die during Donald Trump's presidency.
- Thomas Selfridge (1882–1908), First Lieutenant in the US Army and the first person to die in a crash of a powered airplane
- Michael Strank (1919–1945), one of the six US Marines immortalized in Joe Rosenthal's iconic photo Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima. Strank was killed in action just days after the photo was taken
- Larry Thorne (born as Lauri Törni, 1919–1965), Finnish soldier who served in the US special forces and was a World War II veteran; called "soldier who fought under three flags" (Finland, Germany, and US)
Other notable military service members
- George Adamski, (1891–1965), noted ufologist
- Peter H. Allabach (1824–1892), colonel in the Union Army during the American Civil War, Chief of the United States Capitol Police
- William B. Bader, Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs
- Sosthenes Behn, (1882–1957), businessman and founder of ITT Corporation
- William W. Belknap, Army general, secretary of war
- Hugo Black, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
- William J. Brennan, Jr., Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
- Ron Brown, Secretary of Commerce
- William Jennings Bryan, Secretary of State, three-time presidential candidate, orator
- William Francis Buckley, CIA station chief, murdered in Beirut.
- Clark Clifford, Secretary of Defense, advisor to four presidents
- Winifred Collins, a World War II WAVES
- Charles "Pete" Conrad, Jr., Apollo astronaut, third man to walk on the Moon
- James C. Corman (1920–2000), California politician
- Jackie Cooper (1922–2011) American actor, television director, producer and executive
- Dwight F. Davis, Secretary of War, established the Davis Cup
- Michael E. DeBakey, famous cardiovascular physician, US Army soldier during World War II
- John Foster Dulles, secretary of state
- Charles Durning, Army veteran and actor.
- Arthur A. Fletcher, civil rights advocate
- William F. Friedman (with wife, Elizebeth), US Army cryptologists who created the field of American cryptanalysis, and broke many ciphers, including the Japanese Code Purple in World War II.
- Alex Gard (1898–1948), US Navy sailor and famous NYC restaurant and theatrical cartoonist of Russian descent.
- Stanley L. Greigg, US Congressman from Iowa
- Alexander Haig, secretary of state, 1981–82
- Robert Halperin, competitive Star-class sailor, and Olympic bronze medalist and Pan American Games gold medalist
- Dashiell Hammett, author
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, wounded three times in the Civil War, "The Great Dissenter"
- René Joyeuse (1920–2012), Free French Officer (Captain) who served in the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) during World War II and was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross. Later became a physician and co-founder of the American Trauma Society.
- Kenneth Keating (1900–1975), brigadier general, US Senator from N.Y. (1959–1965)
- Edward Stanley Kellogg (1870–1948), US Navy Captain, 16th Governor of American Samoa (1923–1925)
- Burt Kennedy (1922–2001), US Army Lieutenant during World War II, film director and screenwriter
- Edward M. Kennedy (1932–2009), US Army veteran (1951–1953), US Senator from Massachusetts (1962–2009)
- John F. Kennedy (1917–1963), US Navy officer during World War II, US Representative (1947–1953) and US Senator (1953–1961) from Massachusetts, President of the United States, (1961–1963)
- Robert F. Kennedy (1925–1968), Attorney General of the United States (1961–1964), US Senator from New York (1965–1968)
- Humayun Khan, Captain, U.S. Army
- Frank Kowalski, US Army veteran of World War II; US Representative from Connecticut
- Pierre Charles L'Enfant, French military engineer, architect, and urban planner; designed the city of Washington
- Robert Todd Lincoln, Secretary of War, son of former US President Abraham Lincoln
- Joe Louis, world heavyweight boxing champion
- Allard Lowenstein, US Congressman from New York.
- John R. Lynch, freedman, US Army major, and Member of Congress.
- Mike Mansfield, (1903–2001), Navy veteran of World War I, Army private, Marine Corps private; longest-serving Senate Majority Leader; longest-serving Ambassador to Japan.
- George C. Marshall, Chief of Staff of the Army, General of the Army, Emissary to China, Secretary of State, and Secretary of Defense. Instrumental in developing the European Recovery Program (Marshall Plan) after World War II
- Lee Marvin, Marine Corps veteran and actor.
- Bill Mauldin, editorial cartoonist; noted for World War II-era work satirizing military life in Stars and Stripes
- George B. McClellan, Jr. (1865–1940) Mayor of New York (1904–1909), son of Union Army major general George B. McClellan
- John C. Metzler, World War II sergeant, former superintendent of Arlington National Cemetery (1951–1972); his son John C. Metzler, Jr. was also the superintendent from 1991 to 2010.
- Daniel Patrick Moynihan, US Senator from New York
- Phelps Phelps, 38th Governor of American Samoa and United States Ambassador to the Dominican Republic
- Spot Poles, considered among the greatest outfielders of the Negro Leagues
- Lewis Burwell Puller, Jr. (1945–1994), attorney, Pulitzer Prize winning author and former officer in the US Marine Corps
- Manuel Quezon (1878–1944), Philippines President of the Commonwealth of the Philippines (1935–1944), served in the Philippine Revolutionary Army, transferred in 1946 to the Manila North Cemetery.
- William Rehnquist, Chief Justice of the United States
- Earl W. Renfroe, orthodontist who helped originate the concept of preventive and interceptive orthodontics.
- Frank Reynolds, ABC television anchorman
- William P. Rogers, US Navy Lieutenant Commander (World War II), American politician, Secretary of State
- Samuel W. Small, journalist, evangelist, prohibitionist.
- Johnny Micheal Spann, CIA officer and former USMC Captain, first American killed in Afghanistan.
- Ted Stevens (1923–2010), US Senator from Alaska
- Samuel S. Stratton, 15-term US Representative from New York
- Helmut Sonnenfeldt (1926–2012), foreign policy expert for Henry Kissinger
- Potter Stewart, World War II sailor and Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
- William Howard Taft, Secretary of War, President of the United States, Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court
- John Tyler Jr. (1819–1896), son of President John Tyler, served as Private Secretary to his father, Confederate Assistant Secretary of War
- Earl Warren, Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court
- John W. Weeks, Secretary of War, US Senator and US Representative
- Joseph F. Weis Jr., World War II veteran and federal judge
- George Westinghouse, Civil War veteran, Westinghouse Electric founder
- Harvey W. Wiley, first Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, "father" of the Pure Food and Drug Act
- Charles Willeford, World War II veteran and author
- Charles Wilson, Texas congressman who aided in the success of Operation Cyclone during the Soviet war in Afghanistan
- Gretta Bader, Sculptor, buried with her husband, William B. Bader.
- Constance Bennett, Hollywood film actress, buried with her husband, Brigadier General Theron John Coulter.
- Harry Blackmun, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
- Warren E. Burger, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
- Leslie Coffelt, White House police officer killed fighting off would-be-assassins of President Harry S. Truman in the 1950 assassination attempt at Blair House.
- George Washington Parke Custis, founder of Arlington Plantation, grandson of Martha Washington, step-grandson and adopted son of President George Washington, father to Mary Anna Custis Lee.
- Mary Lee Fitzhugh Custis, wife to George Washington Parke Custis, daughter of William Fitzhugh and Ann Bolling Randolph Fitzhugh, mother to Mary Anna Custis Lee.
- William O. Douglas, associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
- John Gibson and Jacob Chestnut, United States Capitol Police officers killed in the 1998 Capitol shooting attack
- Martin D. Ginsburg, law professor and husband of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
- Matthew Henson, first African-American to seek the North Pole
- Juliet Opie Hopkins (1818–1890), "Florence Nightingale of the South."
- Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, First Lady of the United States (1961–1963), wife of John F. Kennedy
- Patrick Bouvier Kennedy (1963–1963), infant son of Jacqueline and John F. Kennedy
- Phyllis Kirk, famous TV and film actress, alongside her husband, Warren V. Bush (Sgt., USAF).
- Thurgood Marshall, associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
- Robert McNamara (1916–2009), Secretary of Defense, 1961–1968
- Anita Newcomb McGee (1864–1940), Woman doctor, founder of Army Nurse Corps
- Edmund Muskie, an American politician, Secretary of State, 1980–1981
- Maureen O'Hara, actress and wife of USAF Brigader General Charles F. Blair, Jr.. She is buried alongside him.
- Mary Randolph, first person to be buried at Arlington Plantation, descendant of Pocahontas and John Rolfe, cousin to Mary Lee Fitzhugh Custis
- Marie Teresa Rios, author of Fifteenth Pelican, basis for The Flying Nun television show.
- Helen Herron Taft (1861–1943), First Lady of the United States (1909–1913), wife of William Howard Taft
Four state funerals have been held at Arlington: those of Presidents William Howard Taft and John F. Kennedy, that of General John J. Pershing, and that of US Senator from Massachusetts Edward M. Kennedy.
References and notes
- Medal of Honor Recipients Buried at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington National Cemetery. Retrieved on April 9, 2006.
- Sec. 64, grave 6992, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA., Wilson, Scott. Resting Places: The Burial Sites of More Than 14,000 Famous Persons, 3d ed.: 2 (Kindle Locations 247-248). McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. Kindle Edition.
- Los Angeles Times
- Michael Robert Patterson, ed. (May 13, 2009). "David E. Baker: Brigadier General, United States Air Force". Arlington National Cemetery Website. Retrieved March 16, 2011.
- CWGC: John Dill
- John Spencer Hardy obituary, Baton Rouge Morning Advocate, May 3, 2012
- TogetherWeServed – VADM Benedict Semmes
- Paul Duggan (March 15, 2011). "Frank Buckles, last US veteran of World War I, laid to rest at Arlington". The Washington Post. Retrieved March 16, 2011.
- 1917–1918, Who's Who and Why in Canada, Vol. 13, p. 1139
- "Former AP executive Koehler, who also served a week in Reagan White House, dies in Conn. at 82". Associated Press. Minneapolis Star Tribune. 2012-09-29. Retrieved 2012-10-08.
- "Arlington Cemetery Listing
- New York Times Obituary, March 6, 1935; and www.arlingtoncemetery.net/owholmes.htm
- "Headstone A K Lowenstein". Arlington National Cemetery Website.
- Spann had served in the USMC, but was not in the military when killed. Because he had received the CIA's Intelligence Star, considered the equivalent of the US Military's Silver Star, his burial in Arlington was authorized. See: Bush At War, Bob Woodward, Simon and Schuester, 2002, p. 317
- http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/john-tyler-jr.htm Arlingtoncemetery.net
- Rapp, David (2013-10-21). "Roll Call Founder Sid Yudain Dies at 90". Roll Call. Retrieved 2013-11-17.
- New York Times
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