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Centre County
Pennsylvania

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Centre County

Index to Locations

  • Bellefonte Centre County Courthouse Square
  • Bellefonte Union Cemetery
  • South Philipsburg Philipsburg Cemetery
  • State College Centre County Memorial Park


    Centre County Courthouse Square
    Bellefonte, Centre County, Pennsylvania

    Politicians who have monuments here:
      Andrew Gregg Curtin (1817-1894) — also known as Andrew G. Curtin; "War Governor of Pennsylvania" — of Bellefonte, Centre County, Pa. Born in Bellefonte, Centre County, Pa., April 22, 1817. Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1848, 1852; secretary of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1855-58; Governor of Pennsylvania, 1861-67; candidate for Republican nomination for Vice President, 1868; U.S. Minister to Russia, 1869-72; delegate to Pennsylvania state constitutional convention, 1872-73; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 20th District, 1881-87. Scotch-Irish ancestry. Died in Bellefonte, Centre County, Pa., October 7, 1894 (age 77 years, 168 days). Interment at Union Cemetery; statue at Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, Pa.; statue at Centre County Courthouse Square.
      Relatives: Grandson of Andrew Gregg; great-granduncle of Willard Sevier Curtin (1905-1996); first cousin of David McMurtrie Gregg.
      Political family: Curtin-Gregg family of Pennsylvania.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — U.S. State Dept career summary


    Union Cemetery
    Bellefonte, Centre County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Andrew Gregg Curtin (1817-1894) — also known as Andrew G. Curtin; "War Governor of Pennsylvania" — of Bellefonte, Centre County, Pa. Born in Bellefonte, Centre County, Pa., April 22, 1817. Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1848, 1852; secretary of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1855-58; Governor of Pennsylvania, 1861-67; candidate for Republican nomination for Vice President, 1868; U.S. Minister to Russia, 1869-72; delegate to Pennsylvania state constitutional convention, 1872-73; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 20th District, 1881-87. Scotch-Irish ancestry. Died in Bellefonte, Centre County, Pa., October 7, 1894 (age 77 years, 168 days). Interment at Union Cemetery; statue at Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, Pa.; statue at Centre County Courthouse Square.
      Relatives: Grandson of Andrew Gregg; great-granduncle of Willard Sevier Curtin (1905-1996); first cousin of David McMurtrie Gregg.
      Political family: Curtin-Gregg family of Pennsylvania.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — U.S. State Dept career summary
      Andrew Gregg (1755-1835) — of Penn Valley, Bucks County, Pa. Born in Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pa., June 10, 1755. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1791-1807 (at-large 1791-93, 2nd District 1793-95, 4th District 1795-1803, 2nd District 1803-07); U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 1807-13; secretary of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1820-23. Died May 20, 1835 (age 79 years, 344 days). Interment at Union Cemetery.
      Relatives: Grandfather of James Xavier McLanahan, Andrew Gregg Curtin and David McMurtrie Gregg (1833-1916).
      Political family: Curtin-Gregg family of Pennsylvania.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Daniel Hartman Hastings (1849-1903) — also known as Daniel H. Hastings — of Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pa. Born February 26, 1849. Republican. Adjutant General of Pennsylvania, 1887-91; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1888; Governor of Pennsylvania, 1895-99. Died January 9, 1903 (age 53 years, 317 days). Interment at Union Cemetery.
      See also National Governors Association biography
      James Addams Beaver (1837-1914) — also known as James A. Beaver — of Bellefonte, Centre County, Pa. Born in Millerstown, Perry County, Pa., October 21, 1837. Republican. Lawyer; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1880; Governor of Pennsylvania, 1887-91; defeated, 1882; superior court judge in Pennsylvania, 1896-1906. Presbyterian. Lost a leg in the battle of Ream's Station, August 24, 1864. Died in Bellefonte, Centre County, Pa., January 31, 1914 (age 76 years, 102 days). Interment at Union Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, December 26, 1865, to Mary A. McAllister.
      See also National Governors Association biography — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Thomas Burnside (1782-1851) — of Pennsylvania. Born near Newton Stewart, County Tyrone, Ireland (now Northern Ireland), July 28, 1782. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Pennsylvania state senate 13th District, 1811-12, 1823-26; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 9th District, 1815-16; district judge in Pennsylvania, 1815-19, 1826-41; justice of Pennsylvania state supreme court, 1845-51; died in office 1851. Died in Germantown, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., March 25, 1851 (age 68 years, 240 days). Interment at Union Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      James Irvin (1800-1862) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Centre County, Pa., February 18, 1800. Whig. Merchant; miller; manufacturer; mining business; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1841-45 (14th District 1841-43, 17th District 1843-45); candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania, 1847. Died in Schuylkill County, Pa., November 28, 1862 (age 62 years, 283 days). Interment at Union Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      James Tracy Hale (1810-1865) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Towanda, Bradford County, Pa., October 14, 1810. Republican. District judge in Pennsylvania 26th District, 1851; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1859-65 (15th District 1859-63, 18th District 1863-65). Died in Bellefonte, Centre County, Pa., April 6, 1865 (age 54 years, 174 days). Interment at Union Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      William Wilson Potter (1792-1839) — also known as William W. Potter — of Bellefonte, Centre County, Pa. Born in Potters Mills, Centre County, Pa., December 18, 1792. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 14th District, 1837-39; died in office 1839. Died in Bellefonte, Centre County, Pa., October 28, 1839 (age 46 years, 314 days). Interment at Union Cemetery; cenotaph at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John Blanchard (1787-1849) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Peacham, Caledonia County, Vt., September 30, 1787. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 17th District, 1845-49. Slaveowner. Died in Columbia, Lancaster County, Pa., March 9, 1849 (age 61 years, 160 days). Interment at Union Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Philipsburg Cemetery
    South Philipsburg, Centre County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles Hedding Rowland (1860-1921) — also known as Charles H. Rowland — of Philipsburg, Centre County, Pa. Born in Maryland, 1860. Republican. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 21st District, 1915-19. Died in 1921 (age about 61 years). Interment at Philipsburg Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Harry Bowen Scott (1878-1945) — also known as Harry B. Scott — of Philipsburg, Centre County, Pa. Born September 17, 1878. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1916; member of Pennsylvania state senate 34th District, 1927-34; defeated, 1922; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania, 1934. Died March 4, 1945 (age 66 years, 168 days). Interment at Philipsburg Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Centre County Memorial Park
    State College, Centre County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Milton Stover Eisenhower (1899-1985) — also known as Milton S. Eisenhower — of Baltimore, Md. Born in Abilene, Dickinson County, Kan., September 15, 1899. Republican. President of Kansas State University, 1943-50; Pennsylvania State University, 1950-56; and Johns Hopkins University, 1956-67 and 1971-72; delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 1964. Member, Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Died, of cancer, in Baltimore, Md., May 2, 1985 (age 85 years, 229 days). Interment at Centre County Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Ida Elizabeth (Stover) Eisenhower (1862-1946) and David Jacob Eisenhower (1863-1942); brother of Dwight David Eisenhower; married, October 12, 1927, to Helen Elsie Eakin (1904-1954); uncle of John Sheldon Doud Eisenhower (1922-2013).
      Political family: Eisenhower-Nixon family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial

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