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Washington County
Arkansas

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Washington County

Index to Locations

  • Cave Cemetery
  • Fayetteville Evergreen Cemetery
  • Fayetteville Fairview Memorial Gardens


    Cave Cemetery
    Washington County, Arkansas
    Politicians buried here:
      Jerrold Eldon Hinshaw (1917-2003) — also known as Jerry Eldon Hinshaw — of Tontitown, Washington County, Ark. Born near Sheridan, Hamilton County, Ind., January 15, 1917. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; poultry farmer; cattle raiser; real estate business; candidate for U.S. Representative from Arkansas 3rd District, 1964; member of Arkansas state house of representatives, 1981-96; historian; director, First State Bank, Springdale, Ark. Methodist. Died in Tontitown, Washington County, Ark., December 31, 2003 (age 86 years, 350 days). Interment at Cave Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1949 to Betty Hinshaw.
      Books by Jerry Eldon Hinshaw: Call the Roll : The First One Hundred Fifty Years of the Arkansas Legislature (1986)


    Evergreen Cemetery
    Fayetteville, Washington County, Arkansas
    Politicians buried here:
      James William Fulbright (1905-1995) — also known as J. William Fulbright — of Fayetteville, Washington County, Ark. Born in Sumner, Chariton County, Mo., April 9, 1905. Democrat. Rhodes scholar; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Arkansas 3rd District, 1943-45; U.S. Senator from Arkansas, 1945-74; resigned 1974; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1948, 1956. Disciples of Christ. Member, Sigma Chi; Rotary. Died of a stroke, in Washington, D.C., February 9, 1995 (age 89 years, 306 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Jay Fulbright and Roberta (Waugh) Fulbright; married, June 15, 1932, to Elizabeth Williams; uncle of Patricia Caroline Swanson (who married Richard Warner Carlson (born1941)).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — OurCampaigns candidate detail
      Books about J. William Fulbright: Lee Riley Powell, J. William Fulbright and His Time: A Political Biography
      Archibald Yell (1797-1847) — of Fayetteville, Washington County, Ark. Born in North Carolina, August 9, 1797. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; federal judge, 1832-35; U.S. Representative from Arkansas at-large, 1836-39, 1845-46; resigned 1846; Governor of Arkansas, 1840-44; colonel in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War. Slaveowner. Killed in the Mexican War Battle of Buena Vista, Coahuila, February 22, 1847 (age 49 years, 197 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      Yell County, Ark. is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography
      Hugh Anderson Dinsmore (1850-1930) — also known as Hugh A. Dinsmore — of Fayetteville, Washington County, Ark. Born in Cave Springs, Benton County, Ark., December 24, 1850. Democrat. Lawyer; Presidential Elector for Arkansas, 1884; U.S. Minister to Korea, 1887-90; U.S. Representative from Arkansas, 1893-1905 (5th District 1893-1903, 3rd District 1903-05); delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1904 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization). Died in St. Louis, Mo., May 2, 1930 (age 79 years, 129 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — U.S. State Dept career summary
      John Newton Tillman (1859-1929) — also known as John N. Tillman — of Fayetteville, Washington County, Ark. Born in Springfield, Greene County, Mo., December 13, 1859. Democrat. Member of Arkansas state senate, 1888-92; prosecuting attorney, 4th District, 1892-98; district judge in Arkansas 4th District, 1900-05; president, University of Arkansas, 1905-12; U.S. Representative from Arkansas 3rd District, 1915-29. Died in 1929 (age about 69 years). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Newton J. Tillman and Mary (Mullins) Tillman; married, March 4, 1885, to Tempy Walker.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Thomas Montague Gunter (1826-1904) — also known as Thomas M. Gunter — of Fayetteville, Washington County, Ark. Born near McMinnville, Warren County, Tenn., September 18, 1826. Democrat. Lawyer; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; prosecuting attorney, 4th Circuit, 1866-68; U.S. Representative from Arkansas, 1874-83 (3rd District 1874-75, 4th District 1875-83); defeated, 1872. Died in Fayetteville, Washington County, Ark., January 12, 1904 (age 77 years, 116 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Julius Caldeen Gunter (1858-1940).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Jefferson Levi Davis (1861-1933) — of Arkansas. Born in Greenleaf, DeSoto County, Miss., 1861. Member of Arkansas state house of representatives, 1928. Died in Fayetteville, Washington County, Ark., 1933 (age about 72 years). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.


    Fairview Memorial Gardens
    Fayetteville, Washington County, Arkansas
    Politicians buried here:
      Thomas Franklin Butt (1917-2000) — of Fayetteville, Washington County, Ark. Born in Eureka Springs, Carroll County, Ark., March 26, 1917. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; district judge in Arkansas, 1950-2000; candidate for justice of Arkansas state supreme court, 1968; delegate to Arkansas state constitutional convention, 1979. Had the longest tenure on the bench of any judge in Arkansas history. Died, of lung cancer, in Fayetteville, Washington County, Ark., May 20, 2000 (age 83 years, 55 days). Interment at Fairview Memorial Gardens.
      Relatives: Son of Festus Orestes Butt (1875-1972).
      Diane Divers Blair (1938-2000) — also known as Diane Blair — of Fayetteville, Washington County, Ark. Born in Washington, D.C., October 25, 1938. Democrat. University professor; Presidential Elector for Arkansas, 1992. Female. Member, Phi Beta Kappa. Died of lung cancer, at Fayetteville, Washington County, Ark., June 26, 2000 (age 61 years, 245 days). Interment at Fairview Memorial Gardens.

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