Hunt Sr., William Henry b. June 12, 1823 d. February 27, 1884 Presidential Cabinet Secretary, US Diplomat. A veteran of the Civil War, he served with the Confederate Army from 1861 to 1865. After entering politics after the war he served in several government positions including the Louisiana State Attorney General in 1876, Judge of the United States Court of Claims in 1878, United States Secretary of the Navy from 1881 to 1882, and as the United States Minister to Russia from 1882, until his death in 1884. (Bio by: K) Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA Plot: Van Ness, Lot 163 East
Ingersoll, Ebon Clark b. December 12, 1831 d. May 31, 1879 US Congressman. Elected to represent Illinois' 5th District in the United States House of Representatives, he served from 1864 to 1871. He also served as a Member of the Illinois State Legislature.
Jesup, Thomas Sidney b. December 16, 1788 d. June 10, 1850 United States Army Quartermaster General. He started his distinguished military career in 1808 as a 2nd Lieutenant of the 7th Infantry and was a Major of the 19th Infantry in the War of 1812. He was promoted successively to Lieutenant Colonel arid Colonel for gallantry in action at the Battles of Chippewa and Niagara in 1814. On May 8, 1818, President Jackson appointed him temporary Adjutant General and Quartermaster...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA Plot: Chapel Valley, Lot 481
Key, Philip Barton b. April 12, 1757 d. July 28, 1815 He served in the British Army in the Revolutionary War, then went to England, where he studied law at the Middle Temple in London before returning to Maryland in 1785. Admitted to the bar, he practiced law in Leonardtown and Annapolis, Maryland. Appointed by President John Adams to the Fourth United States Circuit Court in 1801, he served until 1802, when the court was abolished. He was counsel to Associate Justice [Read More] (Bio by: Garver Graver) Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA Plot: Reno Hill, Lot 834
Key II., Philip Barton b. April 5, 1818 d. February 27, 1859 Murder Victim. He was the son of Francis Scott Key, the author of the "Star Spangled Banner." In February 1859 he was shot and killed by Congressman (later Civil War Union General) Daniel E. Sickles in Lafayette Square across the street from the White House for allegedly having an affair with Sickles' wife. Sickles stood trial for the crime and his attorney, Edwin Stanton, later Secretary of War under Lincoln, got him acquitted on a plea of "temporary insanity". This was the first time this...[Read More] (Bio by: Ethan F. Bishop) Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Krock, Arthur Bernard b. November 16, 1886 d. April 12, 1974 Journalist, Pulitzer Prize Winner, Author. A newspaper reporter, he was sometimes referred to as the "Dean of Washington newsmen' and is remembered for his New York Times newspaper column "In the Nation," which was noted for its opinions on public policy. Born Arthur Bernard Krock, the son of a German-Jewish bookkeeper, he was raised by his maternal grandparents until age six when his mother became blind following his birth. When his mother regained her sight, he joined his parents in Chicago...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA Plot: Stewart, North of Lots 700-705 East, Site 24.
Lincoln, William Wallace 'Willie' [original burial site] b. December 21, 1850 d. February 20, 1862 Presidential Child. He was the third child and son of US President Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln. Named for Mary Lincoln's brother-in-law Dr. William Wallace, he and his younger brother Thomas (Tad) were rambunctious children during the time they lived in Springfield, Illinois, recorded by Abraham's law partner William Herndon for turning their law office upside down, pulling the books off the shelves, while their father appeared oblivious to their behavior. After Abraham Lincoln was...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA Plot: North Hill, Lot 292.
McPherson Jr., Harry C. b. August 22, 1929 d. February 16, 2012 US Presidential Official. A member of President Lyndon Johnson's inner-circle, he served at various capacities during his administration primarily as White House Counsel. He was an influential figure in helping shape "The Great Society" and policies regarding civil rights and the war in Vietnam. The son of a sporting goods proprietor, he attended Southern Methodist University but produced poor grades and transferred to the University of the South (Tennessee). He later enrolled at Columbia...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Merchant, Livingston Tallmadge b. November 23, 1903 d. May 15, 1976 Diplomat. He graduated from Princeton in 1926 and entered the investment banking business. In 1942 he began a career in government as Assistant Chief of the State Department's Division of Defense Materials. He served until 1968 in a variety of diplomatic and economic assignments, including Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Far East Affairs from 1949 to 1951, Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs from 1953 to 1956 and 1958 to 1959, Ambassador to Canada from 1956 to 1958 and...[Read More] (Bio by: Bill McKern) Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA Plot: Stewart, Lot 716 East
Merrick, William Matthew b. September 1, 1818 d. February 2, 1889 US Congressman. An 1831 graduate of Georgetown University, he then studied law at the University of Virginia. After being admitted to the bar in 1839, he established a practice in Frederick, Maryland. Serving as associate justice of the United States Circuit Court for the District of Columbia from 1854 to 1863, he then became professor of law at what is now George Washington University. In 1870 he was elected as a Democrat to Congress from Maryland, serving from 1871 to 1873. Defeated for...[Read More] (Bio by: Garver Graver) Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA Plot: Van Ness, Lot 153 East (Unmarked)
Montgomery, John Berrien b. November 17, 1794 d. March 25, 1873 United States Naval Officer. A native of New Jersey, he joined the United States Navy in June 1812, several days before the outbreak of the War of 1812. Assigned at the rank of Midshipman, he served with distinction throughout the war, including service aboard the "USS Niagara" during the September 10, 1813 Battle of Lake Erie. Commissioned to the rank of Lieutenant in 1818, he continued to rise through the ranks until 1845, when he was given command of the "USS Portsmouth" in the Navy's...[Read More] (Bio by: G.Photographer) Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA Plot: Chapel Valley, Lot 772
Mumford, Lawrence Quincy b. December 11, 1903 d. August 15, 1982 Librarian of Congress. Having graduated from Columbia University in 1929, he was the first graduate of a library school to hold the position of Librarian of Congress. The eleventh Librarian of Congress, he was appointed by President Eisenhower and served from 1954 to 1974. He took the oath of office using the Library's 1782 Aiken Bible, the first complete Bible printed in English in the independent United States. (Bio by: Garver Graver) Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA Plot: East Gate, Lot 650 East & adjacent