Alexander Hamilton Van Keuren Edit Profile
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 division, 1916-1920, East and West Coasts, 1920-1925. Staff Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island, 1926-1927. Head design division, 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 H. G. Pestalozzi).