VAN REYPEN, William Knickerbocker,* medical dir. U.S.N.; b. Bergen, N.J., Nov. 14, 1840; s. Cornelius C. and Christina Cantine (Van Alen) V.; A. B., New york U., 1858, A,M., 1863; M. D., Univ. Med. Coll. ( New York U. ), 1862; m. Nellie C. Wells, Sept. 21, 1876. Apptd. from N.J. asst. surgeon U.S.N., Dec. 26, 1861; passed asst. surgeon, May 26, 1865; surgeon, May 12, 1868; med. insp., Aug. 16, 1887; med. dir., Mar. 30, 1895. Served at the naval hosp., New York, 1862; on St. Lawrence, East Gulf Blockading Squardron, 1863-4; naval hosp.,Chel- sea, Mass., 1865, 1869-70; Lenapee, 1865-7; Ticon deroga and Frolic, 1867-9; naval hosps., Nor- folk, 1870-1, Annapolis, 1871-2, New York, 1874- 7; on Iroquois, 1872-4; Alaska, 1878-80; at Navy Yard Norfolk, 1880; naval hospital, Brooklyn, 1881-3; Powhatan , 1883-4; asst. chief Bur. of Medicine and Surgery, 1884-92 : fleet surgeon Pacific Fleet, 1892-4 ; mem. Bd. of Inspection and survey, 1894-7; during Spanish-Am. War designed and fitted out the ambulance ship Solace, the first ever used in naval warfare; surgeon-gen. U. S. N. and chief of Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, with rank of commo- dore, 1897-9, with rank of rear-admiral, 1899- 1902; retired on own application after 40 yrs.’ service , with the rank of sr. rear-admiral, Jan. 25, 1902. Del. representing U.S.N. at 12th Internat. Med. Congress , Moscow, 1887; del. Red Cross Conf., St. Petersburg, 1902; pres. Am. Nat. Red Cross, 1904-5 (chmn. Central Com. since 1905). Home: 1021 15th St. , N.W., Wash- ington D.C. 01/20/2001 *William K. was the son of Cornelius C. and Christina C. Van Alen.( Ancestry can be traced back in Winfields “The History of Hudson County”.