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Virginia

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Fairfax County

Index to Locations

  • King David Memorial Gardens
  • Private or family graveyards
  • Chantilly Sully
  • Near Falls Church National Memorial Park
  • Near Lorton Gunston Hall Grounds
  • Mt. Vernon Mt. Vernon
  • Oakton Flint Hill Cemetery


    King David Memorial Gardens
    7482 Lee Highway
    Fairfax County, Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      Richard Bernard Stone (1928-2019) — also known as Richard Stone; Dick Stone — of Tallahassee, Leon County, Fla.; Washington, D.C. Born in New York City (unknown county), N.Y., September 22, 1928. Democrat. Secretary of state of Florida, 1971-74; U.S. Senator from Florida, 1975-80; resigned 1980; U.S. Ambassador to , 1983-84; Denmark, 1992-93. Jewish. Died in Rockville, Montgomery County, Md., July 28, 2019 (age 90 years, 309 days). Interment at King David Memorial Gardens.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Private or family graveyards
    Fairfax County, Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles Cutts (1769-1846) — of Portsmouth, Rockingham County, N.H. Born in Portsmouth, Rockingham County, N.H., January 31, 1769. Member of New Hampshire state legislature, 1800; U.S. Senator from New Hampshire, 1810-13, 1813-15. Died in Lewinsville, Fairfax County, Va., January 25, 1846 (age 76 years, 359 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      William Fitzhugh (1741-1809) — of Virginia. Born in King George County, Va., August 24, 1741. Member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1776-77, 1780-81, 1787-88; Delegate to Continental Congress from Virginia, 1779; member of Virginia state senate, 1781-85. Died in Fairfax County, Va., June 6, 1809 (age 67 years, 286 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Sully
    Chantilly, Fairfax County, Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      Richard Bland Lee (1761-1827) — Born in Prince William County, Va., January 20, 1761. Member of Virginia state legislature, 1784; U.S. Representative from Virginia, 1789-95 (at-large 1789-91, 4th District 1791-93, 17th District 1793-95); judge in District of Columbia, 1827. Died in Madison County, Ky., March 12, 1827 (age 66 years, 51 days). Original interment in private or family graveyard; subsequent interment at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.; reinterment in 1975 at Sully.
      Relatives: Son of Henry Lee (1729-1787) and Lucy Ludwell Gaines (Grymes) Lee (1734-1792); brother of Henry Lee (1756-1818) and Charles Lee; married to Elizabeth Collins Lee (1769-1858); grandnephew of Richard Bland; granduncle of Fitzhugh Lee (1835-1905); third great-grandfather of Lee Marvin; first cousin once removed of Richard Henry Lee; third cousin of Zachary Taylor.
      Political families: Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia; Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Mason family of Virginia; Pendleton-Lee family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    National Memorial Park
    Near Falls Church, Fairfax County, Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      Harry Richard Sheppard (1885-1969) — also known as Harry R. Sheppard — of Yucaipa, San Bernardino County, Calif. Born in Mobile, Mobile County, Ala., January 10, 1885. Democrat. Railroad worker; beverage business; U.S. Representative from California, 1937-65 (19th District 1937-43, 21st District 1943-53, 27th District 1953-63, 33rd District 1963-65); delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1940, 1944, 1956, 1960. Member, Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. Died of pneumonia at George Washington University Hospital, Washington, D.C., April 28, 1969 (age 84 years, 108 days). Interment at National Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Married, May 24, 1933, to Mary O'Keefe Olson.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Charles Forrest Curry (1858-1930) — also known as Charles F. Curry; C. F. Curry — of Sacramento, Sacramento County, Calif. Born in Naperville, DuPage County, Ill., March 14, 1858. Republican. Member of California state assembly, 1887-89; secretary of state of California, 1899-1911; candidate in primary for Governor of California, 1910; U.S. Representative from California 3rd District, 1913-30; died in office 1930. Member, Elks; Freemasons; Eagles. Died in Washington, D.C., October 10, 1930 (age 72 years, 210 days). Originally entombed at Abbey Mausoleum (which no longer exists), Arlington, Va.; re-entombed in mausoleum at National Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Father of Charles Forrest Curry, Jr. (1893-1972).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Oscar Raymond Luhring (1879-1944) — of Indiana. Born in Haubstadt, Gibson County, Ind., February 11, 1879. Republican. Member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1903; U.S. Representative from Indiana 1st District, 1919-23; defeated, 1922; federal judge, 1930. Died August 20, 1944 (age 65 years, 191 days). Originally entombed at Abbey Mausoleum (which no longer exists), Arlington, Va.; re-entombed in mausoleum at National Memorial Park.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Will Rogers (1898-1983) — of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla. Born near Bessie, Washita County, Okla., December 12, 1898. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Oklahoma at-large, 1933-43; candidate for secretary of state of Oklahoma, 1943. Died in Falls Church, Va., August 3, 1983 (age 84 years, 234 days). Cremated; ashes interred at National Memorial Park.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Murray M. Chotiner (1909-1974) — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif.; Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif.; McLean, Fairfax County, Va. Born in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., October 4, 1909. Republican. Lawyer; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1936, 1944, 1952, 1956; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from California 16th District, 1960. Special counsel to President Richard Nixon, 1970-71. Injured in an automobile accident on Chain Bridge Road, McLean, Va., in front of the home of Massachusetts Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, and died one week later, in Bethesda Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., January 30, 1974 (age 64 years, 118 days). Interment at National Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Married, November 17, 1956, to Ruth Arnold.
      See also Wikipedia article
      Frederick Christopher Belen (1913-1999) — also known as Frederick C. Belen — of Arlington, Arlington County, Va. Born in Lansing, Ingham County, Mich., December 25, 1913. Lawyer; aide to U.S. Reps. Andrew J. Transue and George D. O'Brien; served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Presbyterian. Member, American Legion; Disabled American Veterans; Federal Bar Association. U.S. deputy postmaster general; chaired the committee which created the ZIP code. Died, of complications from Parkinson's disease, in Arlington Hospital, Arlington, Arlington County, Va., October 13, 1999 (age 85 years, 292 days). Interment at National Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Christopher Frederick Belen and Elizabeth Lehman Belen; brother of Lucile Elizabeth Belen (1912-2010); married, February 7, 1943, to Opal Marie Sheets (1917-2007).
      Political family: Belen family of Lansing, Michigan.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Gunston Hall Grounds
    Near Lorton, Fairfax County, Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      George Mason (1725-1792) — of Virginia. Born in Stafford County, Va., December 11, 1725. Member of Virginia House of Burgesses, 1759; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1776-80, 1786-88; member, U.S. Constitutional Convention, 1787-88. Episcopalian. Died in Fairfax County, Va., October 7, 1792 (age 66 years, 301 days). Interment at Gunston Hall Grounds; statue at State Capitol Grounds, Richmond, Va.
      Relatives: Son of George Mason (1690-1735) and Ann (Thomson) Mason (1699-1762); brother of Thomson Mason; married, April 4, 1750, to Ann Eilbeck (1734-1773); married, April 11, 1780, to Sarah Brent (1733-1805); uncle of Stevens Thomson Mason (1760-1803) and John Thomson Mason (1765-1824); grandfather of Thomson Francis Mason and James Murray Mason; granduncle of John Thomson Mason (1787-1850), Armistead Thomson Mason and John Thomson Mason, Jr.; great-grandfather of Fitzhugh Lee; great-granduncle of Stevens Thomson Mason (1811-1843); third great-grandfather of Charles O'Conor Goolrick.
      Political family: Mason family of Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Mason counties in Ky. and W.Va. are named for him.
      George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, is named for him.
      See also NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Books about George Mason: Jeff Broadwater, George Mason : Forgotten Founder


    Mt. Vernon
    Mt. Vernon, Fairfax County, Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
    George Washington George Washington (1732-1799) — also known as "Father of His Country"; "The American Fabius" — of Virginia. Born in Westmoreland County, Va., February 22, 1732. Delegate to Continental Congress from Virginia, 1774-75; general in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; member, U.S. Constitutional Convention, 1787; President of the United States, 1789-97. Episcopalian. English ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Society of the Cincinnati; American Academy of Arts and Sciences. As the leader of the Revolution, he could have been King; instead, he served as the first President and voluntarily stepped down after two terms. Elected to the Hall of Fame for Great Americans in 1900. Died, probably from acute bacterial epiglottitis, at Mt. Vernon, Fairfax County, Va., December 14, 1799 (age 67 years, 295 days). Entombed at Mt. Vernon; memorial monument at National Mall, Washington, D.C.; statue erected 1860 at Washington Circle, Washington, D.C.; statue erected 1869 at Boston Public Garden, Boston, Mass.
      Relatives: Son of Augustine Washington (1694-1743) and Mary (Ball) Washington (c.1709-1789); married, January 6, 1759, to Martha (Dandridge) Custis (1731-1802; aunt of Burwell Bassett); uncle of Bushrod Washington; granduncle by marriage of Charles Magill Conrad; granduncle of John Thornton Augustine Washington and George Corbin Washington; first cousin six times removed of Archer Woodford; second cousin once removed of Meriwether Lewis (1774-1809); second cousin twice removed of Sulifand Sutherland Ross; second cousin five times removed of Thomas Henry Ball, Jr., William de Bruyn Kops, Horace Lee Washington, Edwin McPherson Holden, Claude C. Ball, Arthur Wesley Holden and Franklin Delano Roosevelt; third cousin thrice removed of Samuel Bullitt Churchill and Thomas Leonidas Crittenden.
      Political families: Pendleton-Lee family; Demarest-Meriwether family of New Jersey; Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Meriwether-Kellogg-Tyler family of Virginia and Connecticut; Washington family; Clay family of Kentucky (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Cross-reference: Henry Lee — Joshua Fry — Alexander Dimitry — Tobias Lear — David Mathews — Rufus Putnam
      Washington counties in Ala., Ark., Colo., Fla., Ga., Idaho, Ill., Ind., Iowa, Kan., Ky., La., Maine, Md., Minn., Miss., Mo., Neb., N.Y., N.C., Ohio, Okla., Ore., Pa., R.I., Tenn., Tex., Utah, Vt., Va. and Wis. are named for him.
      The city of Washington, D.C., is named for him.  — The state of Washington is named for him.  — Mount Washington (highest peak in the Northeast), in the White Mountains, Coos County, New Hampshire, is named for him.
      Other politicians named for him: George Washington Lent MarrGeorge Washington HeardGeorge Washington BarnettGeorge Washington DavisGeorge W. OwenGeorge W. TolandGeorge W. LayGeorge W. PattersonGeorge W. B. TownsGeorge Washington AdamsGeorge Washington HockleyGeorge W. SmythG. W. IngersollGeorge W. HopkinsGeorge Washington MontgomeryGeorge W. KittredgeGeorge W. JonesGeorge W. HarrisonGeorge Washington EwingGeorge Washington SeabrookGeorge W. MorrisonGeorge Washington WoodwardGeorge Washington WrightGeorge Washington TriplettGeorge Washington GlasscockGeorge W. SchuylerGeorge Washington HolmanGeorge W. GreeneGeorge W. WolcottGeorge W. PaschalGeorge Washington DunlapGeorge Washington WarrenGeorge Washington HillGeorge Washington LoganGeorge W. GetchellGeorge Washington WrightGeorge W. JulianGeorge Washington DyalGeorge W. LaddGeorge W. PeckGeorge Washington NesmithGeorge W. MorganGeorge Washington BrooksGeorge Washington CowlesGeorge W. GeddesGeorge Washington WhitmoreGeorge Washington BridgesGeorge W. CateGeorge W. HoukGeorge W. WebberGeorge W. BemisGeorge Washington FairbrotherGeorge Washington GlickGeorge W. JonesGeorge W. BakerGeorge W. ShellGeorge W. AndersonGeorge W. CrouseGeorge W. HulickGeorge W. AllenGeorge W. F. HarperGeorge Washington ClarkGeorge Washington McCraryGeorge W. GordonGeorge W. KingsburyGeorge W. CovingtonGeorge Washington FleegerGeorge W. SteeleGeorge W. WilsonGeorge Washington MartinGeorge W. E. DorseyGeorge W. PlunkittGeorge W. FurbushGeorge W. SuttonGeorge W. CurtinGeorge W. RayGeorge W. RooseveltGeorge W. SmithGeorge W. KippGeorge W. CampbellGeorge W. TaylorGeorge W. StoneGeorge W. BartchGeorge W. ShonkGeorge W. CookGeorge W. MurrayGeorge W. FarisGeorge W. FithianGeorge W. PrinceGeorge W. BucknerGeorge W. CromerGeorge W. DonagheyGeorge W. AldridgeGeorge Washington WagonerGeorge Washington GoethalsGeorge W. ArmstrongGeorge W. LovejoyGeorge W. OakesGeorge W. HaysGeorge W. EdmondsGeorge W. LindsayGeorge Washington JonesT. G. W. TarverGeorge W. DardenGeorge W. MeadGeorge W. GibbonsGeorge W. ListGeorge W. CalkinGeorge W. RauchGeorge W. MichellGeorge Washington JacksonGeorge W. BlanchardGeorge Washington HerzGeorge W. BristowGeorge Washington HardyGeorge W. BallardGeorge W. McKownGeorge Thomas WashingtonGeorge W. CollinsGeorge A. Washington
      Coins and currency: His portrait appears on the U.S. quarter (25 cent coin), and on the $1 bill. His portrait also appeared on various other denominations of U.S. currency, and on the Confederate States $50 note during the Civil War.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
      Books about George Washington: Richard Brookhiser, Founding Father: Rediscovering George Washington — James Thomas Flexner, Washington: The Indispensable Man — Willard Sterne Randall, George Washington : A Life — Richard Norton Smith, Patriarch : George Washington and the New American Nation — Henry Wiencek, An Imperfect God : George Washington, His Slaves, and the Creation of America — James MacGregor Burns, George Washington — Joseph J. Ellis, His Excellency, George Washington — Gore Vidal, Inventing A Nation: Washington, Adams, Jefferson — David Barton, The Bulletproof George Washington: An Account of God's Providential Care — Wendie C. Old, George Washington (for young readers)
      Image source: Portrait & Biographical Album of Washtenaw County (1891)
      Bushrod Washington (1762-1829) — of Alexandria, Va.; Richmond, Va. Born in Westmoreland County, Va., June 5, 1762. Lawyer; member of Virginia state legislature, 1787; delegate to Virginia convention to ratify U.S. constitution from Westmoreland County, 1788; Associate Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1798-1829; died in office 1829. Episcopalian. Member, Phi Beta Kappa. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., November 26, 1829 (age 67 years, 174 days). Entombed at Mt. Vernon.
      Relatives: Son of John Augustine Washington and Hannah (Bushrod) Washington; nephew of George Washington; first cousin once removed of John Thornton Augustine Washington (1783-1841); second cousin five times removed of Archer Woodford; third cousin of Meriwether Lewis; third cousin once removed of Sulifand Sutherland Ross.
      Political families: Meriwether-Kellogg-Tyler family of Virginia and Connecticut; Washington family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — Ballotpedia article — NNDB dossier


    Flint Hill Cemetery
    Oakton, Fairfax County, Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      Edward Gardiner Latch (1901-1993) — also known as Edward G. Latch — of Washington, D.C.; Gaithersburg, Montgomery County, Md. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., January 14, 1901. Minister; offered prayer, Republican National Convention, 1960 ; chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives, 1966-78. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Rotary. In 1971, he officiated at the marriage of President Richard Nixon's daughter Patricia, to Edward Cox, in the White House. Died in Gaithersburg, Montgomery County, Md., April 9, 1993 (age 92 years, 85 days). Interment at Flint Hill Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


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