Richard Edgar Pipes
Doctor of Historical Sciences and Baird Professor Emeritus of History, Harvard University
Born 1923 in Cieszyn, Poland. Left Poland in October, 1939, following German invasion, and arrived in the US in July, 1940. 1940-43 student at Muskingum College, Ohio. 1943-46 service in the US Air Corps. Naturalized US citizen April 1943. BA from Cornell University (while on active service). 1950 PhD in History from Harvard University. 1958-1996 Frank B. Baird Jr. Professor of History at Harvard. 1968-73 Director, Russian Research Center at Harvard. Since 1996, Baird Professor of History, Emeritus, Harvard.
1976 Chairman, CIA “Team B” to review Strategic Intelligence Estimates. 1981-82 Director of East European and Soviet Affairs in President Reagan’s National Security Council. 2007 recipient of National Humanities Medal. Honorary Doctor of, among others, the University of Warsaw.
Author of 22 books, including Formation of the Soviet Union (1954), Struve, 2 vols. (1970, 1980), Russia under the Old Regime (1974), The Russian Revolution (1990), Russia under the Bolshevik Regime (1994), Property and Freedom (1999), Communism: A History (2001), and Vixi: The Memoirs of a Non-Belonger (2003).