Richard Morefield

 

 

Age: 81

 

Summary: retired career diplomat and U.S. consul general in Tehran, Iran in 1979 when the American Embassy was seized by Iranian militants who along with 51 other Americans were held hostage for 444 days.

 

 

Cause of Death: Respiratory failure

 

Born: September 9, 1929

 

Died: October 11, 2010

 

Location: Raleigh, North Carolina