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  • John P. East, U.S. Senator (1931 - 1986)
    John Porter East (May 5, 1931 – June 29, 1986) was a Republican U.S. senator from the state of North Carolina from 1981 until his suicide in 1986. A paraplegic since 1955, because of polio, ...
  • Melancthon Barber (b. - 1862)
    Enlisted on August 29 1861 at Freemont, New York as Private in the 86th New York Infantry, Company D at the age of 42. Died of disease at Camp Griffin, Virginia.
  • Rear Admiral Joseph Salathiel Skerrett (1833 - 1897)
    Rear Admiral Joseph Salathiel Skerrett (18 January 1833 - 1 January 1897) was an officer in the United States Navy. He participated in one of the most successful actions of the African Slave Trade Patr...
  • Regina T. McGranery (1907 - 1975)
  • James P. McGranery, United States Attorney General (1895 - 1962)
    James Patrick McGranery (July 8, 1895 – December 23, 1962) was an American lawyer and politician. He served as the United States Attorney General during the Truman administration from April 4, 1...

This project focuses on bringing together all of the profiles of people buried at one of the world's most famous military cemeteries, Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, United States.

Since its establishment on June 28, 1864, Arlington has become the final resting place for about 400,000 veterans and their immediate family members. Veterans and military casualties from each of the nation's wars are interred in the cemetery, ranging from the American Civil War through to the military actions in Afghanistan and Iraq. Pre-Civil War dead were reinterred after 1900.

Arlington is the final home not only to deceased American veterans, but also Canadians, Finns, Frenchmen, and more. There are also many presidents, senators, Congressmen, and other notables buried there.

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