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William Francis Aikman

William Francis Aikman, American venture capitalist. Bar: Massachusetts 1972. Board overseers Museum of Science, Boston; trustee Schepens Eye Research Institute, Harvard Medical School; Member of Brown Club Boston, Harvard Club Boston.

Background

  • Aikman, William Francis was born on August 1, 1945 in Darby, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of John Earl and Phyllis Rose (Miller) Aikman.

  • Education

    • AB, Brown University, 1967. Postgraduate, Harvard University, 1972. Juris Doctor, University Pennsylvania, 1972.

    Career

    • Counsel Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, Boston, 1969-1973. President Massachusetts Center Public Interest Law, 1973-1976, Massachusetts Technology Development Corporation, Boston, 1979-1984. Undersecretary economic affairs Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1976-1979.

      Managing general partner Gryphon Ventures Ltd. Partnerships, since 1984. President Gryphon Management Company, since 1984.

      Chairman board directors Geltech, Inc., SeasCape Realty, incorporated. Board directors Massachusetts Certified Development Corporation.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Massachusetts 1972.

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyterian

    Membership

    Board overseers Museum of Science, Boston. Trustee Schepens Eye Research Institute, Harvard Medical School. Member of Brown Club Boston, Harvard Club Boston.

    Connections

    • father: John Earl Aikman
    • mother: Phyllis Rose (Miller) Aikman
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    Born August 1, 1945
    (age 72)
    Nationality
    • 1967
      Brown University
    • 1972
      Harvard University
    • 1972
      University Pennsylvania
    • 1969 - 1973
      Counsel, Massachusetts Law Reform Institute
      Boston, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1973 - 1976
      president, Massachusetts Center Public Interest Law
    • 1976 - 1979
      undersecretary, economic affairs Commonwealth of Massachusetts
    • 1979 - 1984
      president, Massachusetts Center Public Interest Law
      Boston, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1984
      managing general partner, Gryphon Ventures Limited Partnerships
    • 1984
      president, Gryphon Management Company
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