Prince Alexis Pavlovich Scherbatow, Rurikovich (1910 – 2003)
Prince Alexis Scherbatow was born in St. Petersburg on November 14, 1910 and was a descendant of the ancient Rurik Dynasty.
Together with his family he emigrated in 1920 and lived for many years in Europe before moving to the United States in 1937. He served in the US Army as a military translator from 1943 to 1946 on the European front, and was responsible for communication between the ally armies of the anti-fascist block.
Upon demobilization, Alexis Pavlovich completed his doctorate at NYU and Columbia University, and became a professor of history. For almost 30 years he was teaching the Russian history at Farley Dickinson University, and gained renown as a professor and history expert.
Prince Scherbatow headed the RNA for many years and continued to provide his in-depth expertise on genealogy to the Russian Nobility Association. Upon his retirement he was appointed Honorary Chairman and Director for Life of this organization.
His many honors and tributes by Russian, American and European organizations were awarded to him in recognition of his interest and contributions to the study and teaching of history.
Prince A.P. Scherbatow is buried at the Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Monastery in Jordanville, New York.
The pictures of Prince A.P.Scherbatow were kindly provided by Larissa F. Scherbatow