Burroughs, William a Congregational minister, was born in Boston, Mass., Feb. 1, 1823. After graduating he was for one year a member of the Yale Law School. He then pursued a course of theological study in the seminary of this college, and received license to preach, in 1846 for one year, and in 1847 for four years. His health was too feeble to permit him to discharge the duties of a clergyman, and he resumed the study of law in Philadelphia. In 1853 he was admitted to the bar; in 1855 he travelled extensively in Europe. He died in Germantown, Pa., March 24, 1861. In his last will he bequeathed to Yale College, for the benefit of the Theological Institution, the sum of $10,000, subject for a few years to a small annuity. See Obituary Record of Yale College, 1861.