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Richard Edgar Pipes

educator , historian

Richard Pipes, American Historian, educator. Member of Executive Committee Committee on Present Danger, 1977-1992; chairman Government Team B to Review Intelligence Estimates, 1976; member Reagan transition team Department State, 1980. Served with United States Army Air Force, 1943-1946. Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences; member Council Foreign Rels., Polish Academy (foreign member).

Background

Pipes, Richard Edgar was born on July 11, 1923 in Cieszyn, Poland. Arrived in United States, 1940, naturalized, 1943. Son of Mark and Sophia Haskelberg Pipes.

Education

Student, Muskingum College, 1943. AB, Cornell University, 1945. Doctor of Philosophy, Harvard University, 1950.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), Muskingum College, 1988. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Adelphi University, 1991. Honorary Doctor, University Silesia, Poland, 1994.

Career

Member faculty Harvard University, 1950—1996, professor history, 1958-1975, Frank B. Baird Junior professor history, 1975-1996, Baird professor emeritus, 1996-1998, Baird Research Professor, 1998-2001, Baird professor emeritus, since 2001. Fellow American Council Learned Societies, 1965, Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, California, 1969—1970. Associate director Russian Research Center, 1962—1964, director, 1968—1973.

Senior consultant Stanford Research Institute, 1973—1978. Director East European and Soviet affairs National Security Council, 1981—1982. Lecturer Norwegian Nobel Peace Institute, Oslo, 1993.

Served with United States Army Air Force.

Works

Membership

Member of Executive Committee Committee on Present Danger, 1977-1992. Chairman Government Team B to Review Intelligence Estimates, 1976. Member Reagan transition team Department State, 1980.

Served with United States Army Air Force, 1943-1946. Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences. Member Council Foreign Rels., Polish Academy (foreign member).

Connections

Married Irene Eugenia Roth, September 1, 1946. Children: Daniel, Steven.

father:
Mark Pipes

mother:
Sophia Haskelberg Pipes

spouse:
Irene Eugenia Roth

children:
Daniel Pipes

Steven Pipes