Aitchison, William, a Congregational minister, was born in Glasgow, Scotland, Jan. 4, 1826. He studied theology at Yale College, graduating in 1851, and during this period was tutor in the college from September, 1850, to April, 1851. He was for some time pastor at Fitchville, Conn. He was ordained at Norwich Jan. 4, 1854, to go to Shanghai, China, as a missionary of the American Board. In June, 1859, he was offered a place in the American embassy, then about going to Pekin. After being in Pekin about eight days, he was taken sick and borne away on the boats on the Peiho River, about twelve miles distant. He died Aug. 15, 1859. See Obituary Record of Yale College, 1860.