The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History
Politicians Named For Famous People
other than U.S. politicians

Francis Xavier (1506-1552) (77)

John Wesley (1703-1791) (37)

Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) (17)

Augustus Caesar (16)

Isaac Newton (1643-1727) (15)

Gustavus Adolphus (1594-1632) (12)

John the Baptist (12)

Robert E. Lee (1807-1870) (10)

William Penn (1644-1718) (9)

William Pitt (1708-1778) (9)

John Calvin (1509-1564) (8)

Walter Scott (1771-1832) (8)

Adoniram Judson (1788-1850) (7)

Christopher Columbus (c.1451-1506) (6)

Cecil Rhodes (1853-1902) (6)

Julius Caesar (5)

Martin Luther (1483-1546) (5)

Robert Burns (1759-1796) (4)

Oliver Hazard Perry (1785-1819) (4)

Ethan Allen (1738-1789) (3)

Daniel Boone (1734-1820) (3)

Oliver Cromwell (1599-1658) (3)

Stephen Decatur (1779-1820) (3)

Finis Ewing (1773-1841) (3)

Freeborn Garrettson (1752-1827) (3)

Simon Bolivar (1783-1830) (2)

Fernando Cortez (1485-1547) (2)

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) (2)

Nathaniel Greene (1742-1786) (2)

Victor Hugo (1802-1885) (2)

Thomas Paine (1737-1809) (2)

Zebulon Montgomery Pike (1779-1813) (2)

Walter Raleigh (1552-1618) (2)

Paul Revere (1735-1818) (2)

Amerigo Vespucci (1454-1512) (2)

Louis Agassiz (1807-1873) (1)

Marcus Aurelius (1)

Crispus Attucks (c.1723-1770) (1)

Hernando De Soto (c.1496-1542) (1)

Orson Squire Fowler (1809-1887) (1)

Zane Grey (1872-1939) (1)

Thomas Jonathan 'Stonewall' Jackson (1824-1863) (1)

Dolley Madison (1768-1849) (1)

Philip Sheridan (1831-1888) (1)

Algernon Sidney (1623-1683) (1)

Billy Sunday (1862-1935) (1)

Noah Webster (1758-1843) (1)

"Enjoy the hospitable entertainment of a political graveyard."
Henry L. Clinton, Apollo Hall, New York City, February 3, 1872
The Political Graveyard

The Political Graveyard is a web site about U.S. political history and cemeteries. Founded in 1996, it is the Internet's most comprehensive free source for American political biography, listing 312,576 politicians, living and dead.
  The listings are incomplete; development of the database is a continually ongoing project.  
  Information on this page — and on all other pages of this site — is believed to be accurate, but is not guaranteed. Users are advised to check with other sources before relying on any information here.  
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Copyright notices: (1) Facts are not subject to copyright; see Feist v. Rural Telephone. (2) Politician portraits displayed on this site are 70-pixel-wide monochrome thumbnail images, which I believe to constitute fair use under applicable copyright law. Where possible, each image is linked to its online source. However, requests from owners of copyrighted images to delete them from this site are honored. (3) Original material, programming, selection and arrangement are © 1996-2019 Lawrence Kestenbaum. (4) This work is also licensed for free non-commercial re-use, with attribution, under a Creative Commons License.
Site information: The Political Graveyard is created and maintained by Lawrence Kestenbaum, who is solely responsible for its structure and content. — The mailing address is The Political Graveyard, P.O. Box 2563, Ann Arbor MI 48106. — This site is hosted by HDL. — The Political Graveyard opened on July 1, 1996; the last full revision was done on March 10, 2021.

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