Special Report

Famous People Buried at Arlington Who Weren’t in the Military

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Judith A. Resnik (1949-1986)
> Known as: Engineer and astronaut killed in the Challenger tragedy

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Marguerite Higgins (1920-1966)
> Known as: Known as: Pulitzer Prize-winning war correspondent; interred with her husband, Lt. Gen. William Evens Hall, U.S. Air Force

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Mary Randolph (1762-1828)
> Known as: Distant cousin of Thomas Jefferson; author of the pioneering American cookbook “The Virginia House-Wife;” probably first person buried on the estate that became Arlington National Cemetery

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Matthew Henson (1866-1955)
> Known as: Explorer and the first African-American to reach the North Pole

Maureen O’Hara (1920-2015)
> Known as: Actress from the 1930s through 1990s; interred with her husband, Brigadier General Charles F. Blair Jr., U.S. Air Force

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