Sir Iain Sutherland, Former Envoy to Moscow, Dies
LONDON (AP) _ Sir Iain Sutherland, who served as ambassador to Greece and the Soviet Union, died Tuesday in Westminster Hospital of a heart attack, a hospital official said. He was 61.
Sutherland had been stricken in the Bond Street station of the London subway. Hospital administrator Stephanie Levison said Sutherland died shortly after being admitted.
Sutherland entered the diplomatic service in 1950 and retired in 1985 after leaving his post as ambassador in Moscow.
He was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, and graduated from Aberdeen University and Oxford University’s Balliol College. He served in the army during World War II.
He held posts at British embassies in Moscow; Belgrade, Yugoslavia; Havana and Washington, and also at the Foreign Office in London. He was consul- general in Jakarta, Indonesia from 1967-69.
Sutherland was a fellow a the Center for International Affairs at Harvard University in 1973-74, and later became assistant undersecretary of state in the Foreign Office.
He was ambassador to Greece from 1978-82 and to the Soviet Union from 1982-85.