This is the grave of Frank Lautenberg. Born in 1924 in Paterson, New Jersey to Jewish immigrants, Lautenberg served in the Army Signal Corps during World War II. When he returned home, he used the GI
This is the grave of LeRoy Neiman. Born in 1921 in St. Paul, Minnesota, Neiman had a rough upbringing. His father walked out when he was young. His mother married and divorced and then married again.
This is the grave of Claude Bowers. Born in 1878 in Westfield, Indiana, Bowers became a journalist in Terre Haute as a young man. Self-taught, Bowers never went to college but devoured any book he cou
This is a reburial site for the some of the unknown workers killed building the tunnel at Hawk’s Nest in West Virginia. I’ve written about Hawk’s Nest in the Labor History series, so
This is the grave of Robert Wagner, Jr. Born in 1910 to the famed senator Robert Wagner, young Bob graduated from Yale in 1933 and Yale Law in 1937. He followed his father into the family business, be
This is the grave of Max Roach. Born in 1924 in Newland, North Carolina, Roach’s family moved to Brooklyn in 1928. Roach became a musician from a very young age, his mother being a gospel singer
This is the grave of William Brennan. One of the key liberal jurists in Supreme Court history, Brennan was born in 1906 in Newark to Irish immigrants. His father did something extremely rare in the Ir
This is the grave of Paul Harvey. The famed radio host, voice of Middle America (TM), and right-wing crank was born in Tulsa in 1918. He was one of those people blessed with a good media voice and sta