Shu Kuang Hu, 67, the deputy representative of the Coordination Council for North American Affairs, the official representative of the Chinese Nationalist government on Taiwan, died of congestive heart failure June 24 at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Los Angeles.
Mr. Hu lived in Potomac and was in Los Angeles to attend the marriage of a son, Andrew Hu.
He was born in Shanghai and graduated from Chiao Tung University there. He took a master's degree in aeronautical engineering at the University of Michigan.
He returned to China to take up a career in his country's air force. He was a production manager and superintendent of aircraft factories until 1949, when the communists took control of Mainland China. Mr. Hu moved to Taiwan at that time with the Nationalist government of President Chiang Kai-shek.
He was the personal military secretary of Chiang from 1954 to 1965 and also served as chief of protocol, military spokesman and director of the liaison bureau of the Ministry of National Defense.
In 1965, he joined the National Chinese embassy here as chief of the military procurement division. He retired from the Chinese air force in 1971 as a major general, but stayed on here as minister of the embassy. In 1978, the United States ended official relations with Nationalist China. The following year, Mr. Hu was named deputy representative of the Coordination Council for North American Affairs.
His wife, Elizabeth Yang Hu, died in 1983. In addition to Andrew Hu of Northridge, Calif., survivors include two other children, Mark Hu of Racine, Wis., and Marybelle Reeves of Rockville.