Thomas R. Hall, 60, whose career spanned 25 years of intelligence work in the office of Strategic Services and the CIA, died Friday at the University of Maryland Hospital in Baltimore after a stroke. He lived in Silver Spring.
A native of Poolseville, Mr. hall was a graduate of Poolesville High School and earned bachelor's and master's degrees at George Washington University. He received a Ph.D. degree in Russia history from the University of Chicago.
In 1942, Mr. Hall joined the OSS, the World War II intelligence agency. He was discharged from the Army as a lieutant colonel in 1947, and joined the newly formed CIA. He retired from the CIA in 1967.
After retirement, Mr. Hall opened The Lost Generation Bookshop in McLean, where he became known as a specialist on books about the Civil War and regimental histories. The bookstore is now located in Silver Spring.
Mr. Hall served two terms as president of the Washington Society of the National Swedenborgian Church, from 1969 to 1973. He was also member of the Virginia Historial Society.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Trimble Hall, of the home; a daughter, Charlottee Wu, of Champaign, Ill., and a granddaughter.
The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Church of the Holy City, 1611 16th St. NW,.