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Ward Pigman

William Ward Pigman
Born (1910-03-05)March 5, 1910
Died September 30, 1977(1977-09-30) (aged 67)
Woods Hole, Massachusetts
Cause of death Heart attack
Occupation Chemist
Employer New York Medical College

William Ward Pigman (March 5, 1910 – September 30, 1977), also known as Ward Pigman, was a former chairman of the Department of Biochemistry at New York Medical College, and a suspected Soviet Union spy as part of the "Karl group" for Soviet Military Intelligence (GRU).[1]


He was born on March 5, 1910.

He had a Ph.D in chemistry. He worked for the National Bureau of Standards and the Labor and Public Welfare Committee. Earlier he had been a professor at the University of Alabama.[2]

He supplied documents to Whittaker Chambers and J. Peters for Soviet intelligence as early as 1936.[1] In his book, Witness, Whittaker Chambers refers to Pigman using the pseudonym "Abel Gross".[3] The Gorsky Memo cites him as "114th".

In 1954 he was at the Department of Biochemistry, at the New York Medical College.[4]

He died on September 30, 1977 in Woods Hole, Massachusetts from a heart attack.[5]


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