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W. Ward Pigman

educator , biochemist.

W. Ward Pigman, American educator, biochemist. Recipient medal French Bio-chemical Society, 1963; medal U. Milan (Italy), 1965; Distinguished Professor award New York Medical College.


Pigman, W. Ward was born on March 5, 1910 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of James Ward and Olga (Chapple) Pigman.


Bachelor of Science, George Washington University, 1932, Master of Science, 1933. Doctor of Philosophy, University Maryland., 1936. Lalor fellow U. Leipzig (Germany), 1938-1939.


Chemist, National Bureau Standards, 1930-1944. Group leader Corn Products Refining Company, 1944-1946, Institute Paper Chemistry, 1946-1949. Associate professor biochemistry U. Alabama Medical Center, 1949-1960, visiting professor, 1960-1977.

Professor biochemistry, department chairman New York Medical College, 1960-1977. Director Graduate School, 1963-1968. President Apollo Solar Energy Corporation.


  • Author: Chemistry of Carbohydrates, 1948. Editor: The Carbohydrate, 1957, 2d edition., 1970. Editor Advances in Carbohydrate Chemistry, 1945-1949, editorial board, since 1945.

    Mucus secretions, 1962. Evaluation of Agents Used in Prevention of Oral Diseases, 1968. Member board editors science journals Contributor articles to professional journals Patentee soluble starches, solar energy utilization.


Member study section National Institutes of Health, 1970-1974. Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science (Chairman of Commission social aspects science 1956). Member American (chairman div. carbohydrate chemistry 1949, Christian Science Hudson award 1959), American Rheumatism Association (member of council American Association for the Advancement of Science 1956-1977), American Society Biochemists, Bio-chemical Society (London), Society for Complex Carbohydrates (president 1973), International Association Dental Research, Sigma Xi (chapter president 1958).


Married Alice Wolfe, June 6, 1933.; married second, Gladys Hargreaves, October 26, 1973. Children: James W., Jean (Mistress.

James Ward Pigman

Olga (Chapple) Pigman

Alice Wolfe

Gladys Hargreaves

James W. Pigman

Jean (Mrs Pigman