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William Francis Aikman

venture capitalist

William Francis Aikman, American Venture capitalist. Bar: Massachusetts 1972. Board of directors Federation for Children with Special Needs, Boston, Massachusetts Certified Development Corporation, Boston; board overseers, Museum of Science, Boston. Member Harvard Club Boston, Brown Club Boston, Union 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 U., 1967;student, Harvard Law School, 1970-1972;Juris Doctor, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1972.

Career

Counsel, Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, Boston, 1969-1973;president, Massachusetts Center for Public Interest Law, Boston, 1973-1976;president, Massachusetts Technology Development Corporation, Boston, 1979-1984;managing general partner, Gryphon Ventures Ltd. Partnerships, Boston, since 1984;under secretary of economics affairs, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston, 1976-1979;president, Gryphon Management Company, Boston, since 1984;of counsel, Chin, Wright & Branson, Boston, since 1994. Board directors Optex Communications Corporation, Rockville, Maryland.

Chairman of the Board Geltech, Inc., Orlando, Florida, SeasCape Realty, Inc., Boston.

Achievements

  • Bar: Massachusetts 1972.

Membership

Board of directors Federation for Children with Special Needs, Boston, Massachusetts Certified Development Corporation, Boston. Board overseers, Museum of Science, Boston. Member Harvard Club Boston, Brown Club Boston, Union Club Boston.

Connections

father:
John Earl Aikman

mother:
Phyllis Rose (Miller) Aikman