Charles Umpherston Aitchison

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Sir Charles Umpherston Aitchison

Sir Charles Umpherston Aitchison (1832 – 1896), was a British Indian administrator who served as Lieutenant-Governor of the Punjab. His tenure was from 1882 to 1887. He was of Scottish origins.

He is specially remembered today for founding the Aitchison College, Lahore (now in Pakistan) in 1886. He also played an important role in supporting the earlier establishment of the University of the Punjab in 1882, on the recommendation of Dr Gottlieb Wilhelm Leitner.

Aitchison later also served as Chief Commissioner of the British Crown Colony of Burma from 1878 to 1880.