Due to the weather conditions, the cemetery’s grounds are closed to the general public for walking and sightseeing, however, the cemetery’s administration office is open. The cemetery’s grounds are open to vehicular traffic for visitation of loved ones, however, please be aware that conditions might not be suitable for visitors to walk to the gravesite, and visitors will have to make that determination when they arrive. Pedestrians coming to visit loved ones may be escorted by our security personnel, to the gravesite, but there is no guarantee that the security personnel will be able to find the location due to conditions at the gravesite.
Notable People Civic Leaders - The Woodlawn Cemetery
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BUNCHE, RALPH (1904-1971)
Bunche received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1950, the first African American so honored. He was involved in the formation of the United Nations and received the Medal of Freedom in 1963.
CATT, CARRIE CHAPMAN (1859-1947)
Catt was the president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association and founded the League of Women Voters. Her campaign for women’s rights led to the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution in 1920.
FARRAGUT, ADMIRAL DAVID GLASGOW (1801-1870)
The hero of the Civil War battle of Mobile Bay, Farragut was the first full admiral of the United States Navy. He is remembered for the battle cry “Damn the torpedoes!”
HAFFEN, LOUIS F. (1854-1935)
Haffen, popularly known as the “father of the Bronx,” was the first New York City borough’s first president. He was the son of a German brewer and is credited for having the vision to develop the Grand Concourse.
HUGHES, CHARLES EVANS (1862-1948)
Hughes served as the thirty-sixth governor of New York, United States Secretary of State and Chief Justice of the United States. Hughes was the Republican candidate for president in 1916, losing the election to Woodrow Wilson.
JUILLIARD, AUGUSTUS (1836-1919)
Juilliard was a textile manufacturer who left his fortune to establish the Juilliard School, considered America’s preeminent school for music, theater and dance.
LaGUARDIA, FIORELLO (1882-1947)
Nicknamed “the little flower” (the English translation of his first name), LaGuardia served as the mayor of New York during the Great Depression and World War II. New York’s airport is named in his honor.
McCULLAGH, JOSEPH (1845-1917)
McCullagh rose through the ranks of the New York City Police Department to become its first chief of police, overseeing all five boroughs. After serving a year in the position, he moved on to supervise security in Cuba following the Spanish American War.
MOSES, ROBERT (1888-1981)
Known as New York’s “master builder,” Moses was responsible for the construction of many of the highways, bridges and parks that connect the five boroughs. He built expressways that accommodated increasing automobile traffic and developed the sites of the 1939 and 1964 World’s Fairs.
STANTON, ELIZABETH CADY (1815-1902)
Stanton was a leading figure of the early women’s rights movement, conducting the first convention in Seneca Falls, New York, in 1848. She wrote many of Susan B. Anthony’s speeches, and her published articles served as the voice of the movement.