Bert C. Moore, 65, a foreign service officer who was one...

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June 13, 2000

Bert C. Moore, 65, a foreign service officer who was one of the 52 Americans held hostage at the U.S. Embassy in Iran from 1979 to 1981, died of cancer Thursday in Homosassa, Fla.

From 1957 to 1960, Mr. Moore taught American history and world history at Mount Vernon High School in Ohio.

In 1961, he was appointed a foreign service officer in the State Department.

During his foreign service career, he served in Washington and at U.S. embassies and consulates in Canada, Rhodesia, Malawi, France, Zaire, Iran, Spain, Nigeria, Indonesia and India.

For being one of the Americans held hostage in Tehran, Iran, during the Islamic fundamentalist revolution, he received the Christian A. Herter Award for extraordinary contributions to the practice of diplomacy and the Department of State Award for Valor.

In 1985, he received a Presidential Meritorious Award.

After retiring from the Senior Foreign Service in 1990 as a minister counselor of the United States, Mr. Moore continued to work on short-term assignments for the Department of State.

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