James Aitken Scotland England Chile New Zealand

Biography of James Aitken

Reverend James Aitken graduated MA from the University of Glasgow in 1890.

Born in Glasgow in 1869, Aitken was member of the Free Church of Scotland, and taught in schools while studying for his MA at the University. After graduating Aitken studied Theology at Edinburgh, and then too up the post of Assistant Minister of the Union Church at Valparaiso, Chile for 3 years, before going to New Zealand in 1899. He became Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of New Zealand in 1927, and ministered at various locations around New Zealand until his retirement in 1935 when he returned to the UK.


James Aitken
Born 5 November 1869.
Died 23 April 1951.
GU Degree: MA, 1890;
University Link: Graduate
Occupation categories: clergy
English snippet: Arts Graduate and Presbyterian Minister in Chile and New Zealand
Record last updated: 9th Nov 2012

Country Associations

Scotland Scotland, Glasgow
Place of Birth

England England, Surrey, Guildford
Place of Death

Chile Chile, Valparaiso

New Zealand New Zealand, No Region

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