Chemist; college professor and administrator.  Born– March 5, 1910, Chicago, Illinois.  Parents– James Ward and Olga (Chapple) Pigman.  Married (1)–Alice Elizabeth Wolfe, June 6, 1933.  Children–three.  Married (2)– Gladys Lorraine Hargreaves, October 26, 1973.  Education–  B.S., 1932;  M.S., 1933, George Washington University; Ph. D. (chemistry), University of Maryland, 1936. Lalor Fellow at the University of Leipzig, 1938-41.  Chemist, National Bureau of Standards, 1930-44; Corn Products Refining Company, 1944-46; Institute of Paper Chemistry, 1946-49. Associate professor of biochemistry at the University of Alabama Medical School, Birmingham, 1949-60; Professor and Head of the Department of Biochemistry, New York University Medical School, 1960-77.  Published articles in many research journals; editor of Advances in Carbohydrate Chemistry, 1945-49. Member of the American Academy for the Advancement of Science (Fellow and councilor) and other professional organizations.  Awarded the C.S. Hudson Award of the American Chemical Society, 1959; Medal of the French Biochemical Society, 1962; the University of Milan Medal, 1964. Named Distinguished Professor by the New York Medical College. Died October 26, 1973.


Marquis Who’s Who online; Obituary, New York Times, October 1, 1977.

Joint Publications;

Carbohydrates, chemistry, biochemistry, physiology.  New York:  Academic Press, 1957.

Chemistry of the Carbohydrates.  New York; Academic Press, 1948.

Evaluation of Agents used in the Prevention of Oral Disease.  New York Academy of Science, 1968.

Mucous secretions.  New York Academy of Science, 1963.

Joint editor;

The Carbohydrates:  Chemistry, and Biochemistry.  New York; Academic Press, 1970.

The Glycoconjugates. Vol. 1-2. New York: Academic Press, 1977-78.