Lowell Bruce Laingen (August 6, 1922 – July 15, 2019) was an American diplomat. He was the U.S. Ambassador to Malta from 1977 to 1979. He worked under the Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter presidencies. He was a World War II veteran. Laingen was best known for having been the most senior American official held hostage during the Iran hostage crisis.
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- "Former Iranian Hostage, Ambassador Bruce Laingen Statement: Don't Hold Successful Diplomacy Hostage to History". Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation. 2013. Archived from the original on 2013-03-08.
- "Diplomat's In Harm's Way – Bruce Laingen". The Association for Diplomatic Studies & Training. Archived from the original on 2014-10-14. Retrieved 2019-07-19.
- "Tribute to Ambassador L. Bruce Laingen – U.S. Senate" (PDF). Congressional Record. Library of Congress. 2012-07-26. p. S5474.
- "L. Bruce Laingen, Top US Diplomat Held in Iran, Dies at 96", AP via The New York Times, July 17, 2019.