William Ward Pigman
|William Ward Pigman|
|Born||March 5, 1910|
|Died||September 30, 1977
Woods Hole, Massachusetts
|Cause of death||Heart attack|
|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).
He was born on March 5, 1910.
He supplied documents to Whittaker Chambers and J. Peters for Soviet intelligence as early as 1936. In his book, Witness, Whittaker Chambers refers to Pigman using the pseudonym "Abel Gross". The Gorsky Memo cites him as "114th".
- Pigman, William Ward (1972). The Carbohydrates: Chemistry and Biochemistry.
- Pigman, William Ward (1946). Advances in Carbohydrate Chemistry.
- Pigman, William Ward (1957). The Carbohydrates: Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physiology.
- Pigman, William Ward. Evaluation of Agents Used in the Prevention of Oral Diseases.
- Pigman, William Ward (1948). Chemistry of the Carbohydrates.
See also 
- John Earl Haynes; Harvey Klehr (1999). Venona: Decoding Soviet Espionage in America. Yale University Press. "In early 1936 Peters had Chambers obtain documents from two secret Communist sources, Julian Wadleigh in the State Department and Ward Pigman at the ..."
- p. 49
- Whittaker Chambers (1952). Witness. Random House. pp. 29, 385–386, 414, 419, 422, 425, 429, 442, 745. ISBN 0-89526-571-0.
- Pigman, William Ward (1966). Radiation Research.
- "Dr. W.W. Pigman, A Noted Researcher In Biochemistry, 67". New York Times. October 1, 1977. Retrieved 2008-07-01. "Dr. William Ward Pigman, a professor and former chairman of the department of biochemistry at New York Medical College who was known for his work in carbohydrates, died yesterday of a heart attack at Woods Hole, Mass., while attending a scientific meeting. He was 67 years old."
Further reading 
- Alexander Vassiliev (2003), Alexander Vassiliev’s Notes on Anatoly Gorsky’s December 1948 Memo on Compromised American Sources and Networks, retrieved 2012-04-21
- Allen Weinstein, Perjury: The Hiss–Chambers Case (New York: Random House, 1997).