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John Van der Poel


Centurion, 1890–1920

Born 20 February 1858 in Albany, New York

Died 22 February 1920 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Buried Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands, New York

Proposed by Henry G. Marquand and Alfred Van Santvoord

Elected 4 October 1890 at age thirty-two

Archivist’s Note: Son of S. Oakley Van der Poel; brother of S. Oakley Van der Poel Jr.; nephew of Aaron J. Van der Poel

Century Memorial

Dr. John Van der Poel had achieved high distinction in his branch of medical practice. Always a New Yorker and identified with many New York institutions and clubs, he had studied long at Berlin, Dresden, and Vienna, and in 1915 served with the Army Medical Corps at the Compiègne hospital.

Alexander Dana Noyes
1921 Century Association Yearbook