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Elizabeth Ann Swift Cronin
Birth: Dec. 3, 1940
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Death: May 7, 2004
Fauquier County
Virginia, USA

Iranian Hostage. Employee of the United States Department of State. She was the Deputy Political Officer at the US Embassy In Tehran Iran when it was seized by Islamic militants on November 4, 1979. She and 51 others were held hostage for 444 days until they were finally released on January 20, 1981. She was one of only two women who were held for the entire 444 days. Her assignment in Tehran was a part of a long dipomatic career that spanned from 1963 to 1995 and included assignments in Philippines, Indonesia Washington DC, Greece, Jamaica and the United Kingdom. She was killed in a horseback riding accident.  (bio by: Erik Lander) 
Trinity Episcopal Church Cemetery
Fauquier County
Virginia, USA
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Originally Created by: Erik Lander
Record added: May 08, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8732661
Elizabeth Ann <i>Swift</i> Cronin
Added by: Erik Lander
Elizabeth Ann <i>Swift</i> Cronin
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