Mahmoud Adjoodani Math teacher

April 12, 1994

Mahmoud Adjoodani, who became a high school mathematics teacher in Anne Arundel County after retiring as an Iranian government official, died Saturday of congestive heart failure at his home in Chevy Chase. He was 88.

He had lived in Linthicum from 1965 until 1974 and then in Severna Park until 1985.

He taught math at Andover High School, now North County High School, from 1965 to 1979.

Born in Tehran, Iran, he was a graduate of the Sorbonne in Paris, where he earned master's degrees in mathematics and physics. He also earned a master's degree in education from American University in Washington.

He served in the Iranian army as a young man and was Iran's minister of education for 20 years before being assigned to his country's embassy in Washington in 1953. At the embassy, he was assistant chancellor and then chancellor for education.

His wife of 45 years, the former Shahrenaz Nasser, died in 1985.

Services were to be held at 11 a.m. today at the Devol Funeral Home in Washington.

He is survived by a son, Farhad Adjoodani of Glen Burnie; a daughter, Guity Adjoodani of Chevy Chase; a brother, Tony Adjoodani of San Francisco; two sisters, Ehteram Samari of Alexandria, Va., and Behjat Aliabadi of Tehran; and eight grandchildren.

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