List of People Buried At Arlington National Cemetery - Military Burials - Notable Civilians

Notable Civilians

  • Julian Bartley, Sr. (54), United States Consul General, and his son Jay Bartley (20), killed together in the 1998 bombing of the U.S. embassy in Nairobi
  • Constance Bennett, Hollywood film actress, buried with her husband, Brigadier General Theron John Coulter.
  • Harry Blackmun, Thurgood Marshall, William O. Douglas and Potter Stewart, four justices of the Supreme Court of the United States
  • Leslie Coffelt, Secret Service member 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 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.
  • Alex Gard, famous NYC restaurant and theatrical cartoonist of Russian descent.
  • John Gibson and Jacob Chestnut, United States Capitol Police officers killed in the 1998 Capitol shooting attack
  • Matthew Henson, first African-American to seek the North Pole
  • Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis 1929-1994 Wife of John F. Kennedy.
  • Patrick Bouvier Kennedy August 7, 1963-August 9, 1963 Infant son of Jacqueline and John Kennedy
  • Phyllis Kirk, famous TV and film actress, alongside her husband.
  • Edmund Muskie, an American politician, Secretary of State.
  • James Parks, freedman, the only person buried at Arlington Cemetery who was born on the grounds.
  • Manuel Quezon (1878–1944), President of the Commonwealth of the Philippines (1935–1944), transferred in 1946 to a cemetery in Manila
  • 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.
  • William P. Rogers, an American politician, Secretary of State.
  • Leslie Sherman, student killed in the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre (her parents Holly and Anthony Sherman are both veterans and will be buried next to their daughter)
  • Remains from all of the Space Shuttle Challenger's crew are interred in Section 46, including four civilians and three military members.

Whether or not they were wartime service members, U.S. presidents are eligible to be buried at Arlington, since they oversaw the armed forces as commanders-in-chief.

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 U.S. Senator from Massachusetts Edward M. Kennedy.

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