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Alexander Hamilton Van Keuren, American naval officer. Member Society Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, Sigma Chi.; Member Sojourners.; Club: Chevy Chase (Maryland.).


Keuren, Alexander Hamilton Van was born on March 9, 1881 in Howell, Michigan, United States. Son of James Irvin and Fanny Ann (Morgan) Van Keuren.


Educated University of Michigan, 1898-1899, United States Naval Academy, 1899-1903 (Bachelor of Science), Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1905-1908 (Master of Science), Naval War College, 1925-1926.


Commissioned ensign, United States Navy, 1905, advanced through grades to rear admiral, 1939. Served on the United States Ship Wisconsin, Oregon, Villalobos, Asiatic Station, 1903-1905. Duty at Navy Yards, East and West Coasts, 1908-1916.

Bureau Construction and Repair, design div., 1916-1920, East and West Coasts, 1920-1925. Staff Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island, 1926-1927. Head design div., Navy Department, Bureau Construction and Repair, 1927-1936, also technical adviser London Naval Conference, 1930, General Disarmament Conference, Geneva, 1932.

Superintending constructor for United States Navy, New York Shipbuilding Company, Camden, New Jersey, 1936-1937. Manager industrial department Navy Yard, Philadelphia, 1937-1939. Chief constructor and chief Bureau Construction and Repair, United States Navy (rank read admiral Construction Corps), 1939-1940.

Assistant chief Bureau of Ships, 1940-1942. Chief Bureau of Ships, 1942. Director Naval Research Laboratory, Anacostia Station, 1942-1945.

Navy Department 1945-1946. Permanent rank of rear admiral, 1941, retired, 1946.


Member Society Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, Sigma Chi. Member Sojourners.; Club: Chevy Chase (Maryland.).


Married Helen Cuthbert Molten, June 19, 1911. Children: Alexander Hamilton Frances Cuthbert (Mistress.

James Irvin Keuren

Fanny Ann (Morgan) Van Keuren

Helen Cuthbert Molten

Alexander Hamilton Frances Cuthbert (Mrs Keuren