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1 John F. Kennedy (1917–1963), U.S. Navy officer during World War II, U.S. Representative (1947–1953), U.S. Senator (1953–1961), President of the United States, (1961–1963). 31953
2 Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis 1929-1994 Wife of John F. Kennedy. 9042
3 William Howard Taft, Secretary of War, President of the United States, Chief Justice of the United States 6668
4 Robert F. Kennedy (1925–1968), Attorney General of the United States (1961–1964), U.S. Senator from New York (1965–1968). 6568
5 Audie Murphy (1924–1971), U.S. Army, America's most decorated combat soldier of World War II and popular movie actor 5127
6 William Jennings Bryan, Secretary of State, three-time presidential candidate, orator 3439
7 Lee Marvin, Marine Corps veteran and actor. 3201
8 Glenn Miller (1904–1944), Major and well known band leader who disappeared over the English Channel while flying to Paris. His body was never found, but he has a memorial headstone. 3047
9 John J. Pershing (1860–1948), America's first General of the Armies, commanded American forces in World War I 3033
10 Joe Louis, world heavyweight boxing champion 2853
11 Dashiell Hammett, author 2439
12 John Basilone (1916–1945), US Marine Gunnery Sergeant, killed at Iwo Jima, received the Medal of Honor and posthumously the Navy Cross for bravery. 2166
13 Grace Hopper, rear admiral, pioneering computer scientist 2133
14 William Rehnquist, Chief Justice of the United States 2115
15 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 the last living five star general. 1816
16 Robert Todd Lincoln, Secretary of War, son of former U.S. President Abraham Lincoln 1589
17 Medgar Evers, civil rights activist 1562
18 Charles Wilson, Texas congressman who aided in the success of Operation Cyclone during the Soviet war in Afghanistan 1464
19 Daniel Patrick Moynihan, U.S. Senator from New York 1277
20 Philip Sheridan (1831–1888), commanding general, Union Army, Civil War 1139
21 George Westinghouse, Civil War veteran, Westinghouse Electric founder 1072
22 William J. Brennan, Jr., Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States 1057
23 John Foster Dulles, Secretary of State 940
24 Hugo Black, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States 938
25 Francis Gary Powers (1929–1977), American U-2 pilot shot down over the Soviet Union in 1960 873
26 Pierre Charles L'Enfant , military engineer, architect, and urban planner; designed the city of Washington 829
27 Gregory "Pappy" Boyington (1912–1988), World War II Marine Corps fighter ace, Medal of Honor recipient, and commander of VMF-214, the "Black Sheep Squadron" (basis for the 1970s TV series Baa Baa Black Sheep) 788
28 Henry Harley "Hap" Arnold (1886–1950), first (and so far only) General of the Air Force 714
29 Harry Blackmun, Thurgood Marshall, William O. Douglas and Potter Stewart, four justices of the Supreme Court of the United States 675
30 Matthew Ridgway (1895–1993), WWII and Korea General, Chief of Staff of the Army 659
31 Michael E. DeBakey, famous cardiovascular physician, U.S. Army soldier during World War II 587
32 Abner Doubleday (1819–1893), Civil War general erroneously credited with inventing baseball 579
33 Johnny Micheal Spann, CIA officer, first American killed in Afghanistan. Although Spann had served in the USMC, he was not in the military when killed. However, because he had received the CIA's Intelligence Star, considered the equivalent of the US Military's Silver Star and recognized as such by President George W. Bush, Spann was approved for burial in Arlington National Cemetery. 579
34 Matthew Henson, first African-American to seek the North Pole 570
35 William Joseph Donovan (1883–1959), Major General and Chief of the OSS during World War II 565
36 Robert G. Ingersoll, political leader and orator, noted for his agnosticism 551
37 Hyman G. Rickover (1900–1986), father of the Nuclear Navy 519
38 Creighton Abrams (1914–1974), United States Army General who commanded U.S. military operations in the Vietnam War from 1968–1972 497
39 Claire Lee Chennault (1893–1958), was a United States military aviator who commanded the "Flying Tigers" during World War II. 470
40 Charles "Pete" Conrad, Jr., Apollo astronaut, third man to walk on the Moon 460
41 Ron Brown, Secretary of Commerce 437
42 Jeremy Michael Boorda (1939–1996), US Navy Admiral and Chief of Naval Operations 372
43 Rene Gagnon, Ira Hayes and Michael Strank: three of the six servicemen 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) 366
44 Walter Bedell Smith (1895–1961), General, U.S. 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 U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union from 1946 to 1948. 339
45 Bill Mauldin, editorial cartoonist; noted for World War II-era work satirizing military life in Stars and Stripes 323
46 Joseph Wheeler (1836–1906), served as a Major General for two opposing forces: the Confederate Army during the Civil War, and the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War and Philippine-American War 313
47 Jonathan Mayhew Wainwright IV (1883–1953), Major General, hero of Bataan and Corregidor; highest ranking POW in World War II 309
48 Louis Cukela (1888–1956), Marine Corps Major, awarded two Medals of Honor for same act in World War I 243
49 Mike Mansfield, longest-serving Senate Majority Leader, ambassador to Japan. 219
50 Clark Clifford, Secretary of Defense, advisor to four presidents 206
51 Frank Reynolds, ABC television anchorman 204
52 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. 196
53 Frank J. Fletcher (1885–1973), Admiral, U.S. Navy, World War II; operational commander at Coral Sea and Midway; awarded Medal of Honor. 182
54 Leslie Coffelt, Secret Service member killed fighting off would-be-assassins of President Harry S. Truman in the 1950 assassination attempt at Blair House 180
55 William Francis Buckley, CIA Station Chief, murdered in Beirut. 149
56 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. 144
57 Montgomery Cunningham Meigs (1816–1892), Brigadier General. Arlington National Cemetery was established by Brig. Gen. Montgomery C. Meigs, who commanded the garrison at Arlington House and appropriated the grounds on June 15, 1864 for use as a military cemetery. His intention was to render the house uninhabitable should the Lee family ever attempt to return. A stone and masonry burial vault in the rose garden, wide and deep, and containing the remains of 2,111 Civil War dead, was among the first monuments to Union dead erected under Meigs' orders. Meigs himself was later buried within of Arlington House with his wife, father and son. 138
58 David McCampbell (1910–1996), Captain, the US Navy's top World War II Ace with 34 kills 130
59 Miles Browning (1897–1954), World War I and World War II Navy officer and hero of the Battle of Midway 129
60 Matt Urban (1919–1995), Colonel, U.S Army, most highly decorated soldier for valor in the history of the US Military 129
61 Phyllis Kirk, famous TV and film actress, alongside her husband. 128
62 John Clem (1851–1937), Major General, AKA Johnny Shiloh, arguably the youngest noncomissioned officer ever to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces. Was the last living Civil War veteran on active duty at the time of his retirement. 123
63 Mark Matthews (1894–2005), last surviving Buffalo Soldier 119
64 Sir John Dill (1881–1944) , British Diplomat and Field Marshal 113
65 Dwight F. Davis, Secretary of War, established the Davis Cup 104
66 Philip Kearny (1815–1862), "fearless" one-armed cavalry general killed at Chantilly during the Civil War 101
67 Charles Willeford, World War II veteran and author 95
68 James Jabara (1923–1966), the first American jet ace in history. He's credited with shooting down 15 enemy aircraft during aerial combat. 94
69 Edward Ord (1818–1883), Major General, Army of the James during the Appomattox Campaign, Union Army, Civil War. 87
70 Nathan Bedford Forrest III (1905–1943) Brigadier General of the United States 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 79
71 John Aaron Rawlins (1831–1869), Civil War general, chief of staff and later Secretary of War to Ulysses S. Grant 66
72 John R. Lynch, freedman, U.S. Army major, and Member of Congress. 62
73 Charles Young (1864–1922), first African-American Lieutenant colonel in the US Army 58
74 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. 51
75 James Parks, freedman, the only person buried at Arlington Cemetery who was born on the grounds. 50
76 John Gibson and Jacob Chestnut, United States Capitol Police officers killed in the 1998 Capitol shooting attack 42
77 Marie Teresa Rios, author of Fifteenth Pelican, basis for The Flying Nun television show. 32
78 Ruby G. Bradley (1907–2002), Colonel and, with 34 medals, one of the most decorated women in U.S. military history 29
79 Jane Delano (1862–1919), Director, Army Nursing Corps 29
80 Phelps Phelps, 38th Governor of American Samoa and United States Ambassador to the Dominican Republic 28
81 Spot Poles, considered among the greatest outfielders of the Negro Leagues 28
82 Clark H. Woodward (1877–1968), Vice Admiral, served in five wars: the Spanish-American War, Philippine-American War, Boxer Rebellion and both World Wars 26
83 Samuel S. Stratton, 15-term U.S. Representative from New York 25
84 Bertram Tracy Clayton (1862–1918), Congressman from New York, killed in action in 1918 22
85 Frank Kowalski, U.S. Army veteran of World War II; U.S. Representative from Connecticut 19
86 Edward Stanley Kellogg (1870–1948), U.S. Navy Captain, 16th Governor of American Samoa (1923–1925). 19
87 Francis Lupo (1895–1918), Private killed in France during World War I; holds the distinction of possibly being the longest U.S. service member missing in action to be found (1918–2003) 18
88 Alfred C. Richmond (1902–1984), Commandant of the United States Coast Guard 17
89 Samuel W. Small, journalist, evangelist, prohibitionist. 15
90 William T. Ryder (1913–1992), Brigadier General, first American paratrooper 13
91 Stanley L. Greigg, U.S. Congressman from Iowa 13
92 Earl W. Renfroe, orthodontist who helped originate the concept of preventive and interceptive orthodontics. 12
93 Clarence Ransom Edwards (1860–1931), commanded the 26th "Yankee" Division in World War I 12
94 Gordon Beecher (1904–1973), United States Navy Vice Admiral and composer 9
95 Winifred Collins, a World War II WAVES 7
96 Allard Lowenstein, U.S. Congressman from New York. [link] < 5
97 George S. Patton IV (1923–2004), Major General of the Army and son of famed WWII General, George S. Patton < 5
98 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. < 5
99 William "Bull" Halsey (1882–1959), World War II Navy five-star Fleet Admiral < 5
100 Kara Spears Hultgreen (1965–1994), the first female naval carrier-based fighter pilot < 5
101 Daniel E. Sickles (1819–1914), Major General, III Corps, Army of the Potomac, Union Army, Civil War. Also served as U.S. Minister to Spain and as U.S. Representative from New York < 5
102 Roger Chaffee (1935–1967) and Gus Grissom (1926–1967), astronauts killed in the Apollo 1 fire (Edward White was buried at West Point) < 5
103 Orde Charles Wingate (1903–1944) , British major general, creator and commander of the Chindits < 5
104 George B. McClellan, Jr. (1865–1940) Mayor of New York (1904–1909), son of Union Army Major General George B. McClellan < 5
105 Larry Thorne (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 USA)". Reputedly the only former Waffen-SS member to be buried at the cemetery. < 5
106 David Haskell Hackworth (1930–2005), Colonel and most decorated American soldier < 5
107 Daniel "Chappie" James, Jr. (1920–1978), USAF, first African American four-star General in the U.S. Armed Forces < 5
108 John C. Metzler, World War II sergeant, former superintendent of Arlington National Cemetery (1951–1972); his son John C. Metzler, Jr. has been the superintendent since 1991. < 5
109 Robert F. Sink Lt. General, and former Regimental Commander of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, he was also 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. < 5
110 Edward M. Kennedy (1932–2009), U.S. Senator from Massachusetts (1962–2009). < 5
111 Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, wounded three times in the Civil War, "The Great Dissenter" < 5
112 Thomas Selfridge (1882–1908), First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army and the first person to die in a crash of a powered airplane < 5
113 Robert Webb (1922–2002), B-17 Flying Fortress pilot < 5
114 Harvey W. Wiley, first Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, "father" of the Pure Food and Drug Act < 5
115 Włodzimierz B. Krzyżanowski (1824–1887), Polish military leader and Civil War Union general < 5
116 William S. Rosecrans (1819–1898), Major General, Army of the Cumberland, Union Army, Civil War < 5

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