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Atlantic Ocean
including North Atlantic Ocean — South Atlantic Ocean — Cape Cod Bay — Bay of Fundy — Gulf of St. Lawrence — Labrador Sea — Hudson Strait — Davis Strait — Baffin Bay — Denmark Strait — Norwegian Sea — North Sea — Skagerrak — Kattegat — North Channel — Irish Sea — St. George's Channel — Bristol Channel — Celtic Sea — English Channel — Bay of Biscay — Gulf of Guinea — Rio de la Plata

U.S. Politicians who were buried at sea in the Atlantic Ocean

Index to Locations

  • North Atlantic Ocean
  • Atlantic Ocean
  • English Channel

    North Atlantic Ocean
  • English Channel
    Politicians buried here:
      William Jones Lowndes (1782-1822) — also known as William Lowndes — of South Carolina. Born in South Carolina, February 11, 1782. Democrat. Lawyer; planter; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1806-08; U.S. Representative from South Carolina, 1811-22 (4th District 1811-13, 2nd District 1813-22). Slaveowner. Died aboard a ship in the North Atlantic Ocean while en route to England, October 27, 1822 (age 40 years, 258 days). Buried at sea in North Atlantic Ocean; cenotaph at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
      Relatives: Son of Rawlins Lowndes and Sarah (Jones) Lowndes; brother of Thomas Lowndes; married 1802 to Elizabeth Brewton Pinckney (daughter of Thomas Pinckney); second great-granduncle of Burnet Rhett Maybank; third great-granduncle of Burnet Rhett Maybank Jr.; first cousin twice removed of Charles Pinckney Brown.
      Political families: DeSaussure-Lowndes-Aiken-Rhett family of Charleston, South Carolina; Pinckney-Middleton family of Charleston, South Carolina (subsets of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
      Lowndes counties in Ala., Ga. and Miss. are named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Otis Allan Glazebrook (1845-1931) — also known as Otis A. Glazebrook — of Elizabeth, Union County, N.J. Born in Richmond, Va., October 13, 1845. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; founder of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, while a student at the Virginia Military Institute; Episcopal priest; missionary; rector; chaplain; U.S. Consul in Jerusalem, 1914-17, 1918-19; Nice, as of 1924-29; Monaco, as of 1929. Episcopalian. Member, Alpha Tau Omega. Died in North Atlantic Ocean, April 26, 1931 (age 85 years, 195 days). Buried at sea in North Atlantic Ocean; cenotaph at Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Va.
      Relatives: Son of Larkin White Glazebrook and America Henley (Bullington) Glazebrook; married, November 17, 1866, to Virginia Calvert Key Smith; married 1914 to Emalina Adelia Rumford.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      William G. Kirkland (1913-1999) — of Huntington Park, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., September 29, 1913. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; civil engineer; mayor of Huntington Park, Calif., 1952. Died, of pneumonia, in a hospital in Martin County, Fla., December 15, 1999 (age 86 years, 77 days). Buried at sea in North Atlantic Ocean.
      Relatives: Son of James Allen Kirkland and Nora (Stevens) Kirkland; married, January 15, 1938, to Anna Dudley.
      Abraham Jones — of Richmond County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Richmond County, 1777-78; removed 1778. Expelled from the New York Assembly (his seat was declared vacant) on June 8, 1778, for "being with the enemy.". Died on shipboard in the North Atlantic Ocean, en route back from Canada. Buried at sea in North Atlantic Ocean.

    Atlantic Ocean
  • Politicians buried here:
    Politicians buried here:
      Robert M. Palmer (1820-1862) — of Pottsville, Schuylkill County, Pa. Born in 1820. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1856, 1860; member of Pennsylvania state senate 7th District, 1859-61; U.S. Minister to Argentina, 1861-62. Died aboard ship in the Atlantic Ocean while returning from Argentina, April 26, 1862 (age about 41 years). Buried at sea in Atlantic Ocean.
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary

    English Channel
    Politicians buried here:

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