Charles Augustus Aiken (1827-1892)

Charles A. Aiken, D.D., is the son of the Hon. John and H. R. (Adams) Aiken, and was born at Manchest, Vt., October 30th, 1827. He graduated at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, in 1846, and after studying theology at Andover and in Germany, completed the course at Andover in 1853. On the 19th of October 1854 he was ordained and installed as pastor of the Congregational Chruch at Yarmouth, Maine, and continued in the charge till 1859, when he was elected Professor of the Latin Language and Literature in Dartmouth College. In 1866 he was appointed Professor in the same department in the College of New Jersey, which he held till 1869, when he was elected President of Union College, Schenectady, NY. In consequence of the unfavorable influence of the climate upon the health of his family he resigned this office after two years, and the season (1871) was chosen to the newly constituted Archibald Alexander Professorship of Christian Ethics and Apologetics, in Princeton Theological Seminary. In 1882, in a readjustment of departments he became Professor of Oriental and Old Testament Literature and Christian Ethics. In 1872 he had been chosen a member of the Old Testament Company in the American Bible Revision Committee. Dr. Aiken is the editor and translator of "Lange's Commentary on the Book of Proverbs." He has also contributed articles to the Princeton Review.