Otto L. George, 66, a senior intelligence officer and Asian analyst and editor with the CIA for 23 years before retiring in 1976, died of a heart ailment May 12 in a hospital in Leesburg. He had lived in Leesburg since 1980.

Mr. George was born in Dunellen, N.J., and reared in White Plains, N.Y. He earned bachelor's and master's degrees at Columbia University, and taught Asian history at St. Lawrence University in Canton, N.Y.

He served as a Japanese language officer with the Navy in the Pacific during World War II, and joined the Navy reserves after the war. He was recalled to active duty during the Korean conflict, serving as an intelligence officer at the Pacific Fleet headquarters at Pearl Harbor. He retired from the service in 1953.

Mr. George moved to Washington in 1953 when he joined the CIA. He received the CIA's Certificate of Distinction in 1976.

Survivors include his wife, Elsie, of Leesburg; three daughters, Pamela Tyng of Silver Spring, Stephanie Myers of Las Vegas, Nev., and Gretchen George of Cambridge, Mass.; a son, Kevin of Alexandria; a brother, Dr. Almer T. George of Albany, N.Y., and four grandchildren.