Franklin M. Schultz, lawyer

Franklin M. Schultz
lawyer

Franklin M. Schultz, 95, a specialist in securities and administrative law who practiced and taught law in the Washington area for more than three decades, died July 27 at his home in Alexandria.

He had complications from a heart attack suffered the previous week, said his son Bill Schultz. Mr. Schultz had lived in the Hollin Hills neighborhood for 59 years.

Beginning in the early 1950s, Mr. Schultz was a lawyer with the firm of Purcell and Nelson, which later became Reavis and McGrath. He was a past chairman of the administrative law section of the American Bar Association and the D.C. Bar ethics committee. Mr. Schultz also served as counsel to the D.C. Bar board of governors.

During his years in private practice, he taught at the George Washington University and University of Virginia law schools. After his retirement in the mid-1980s, he taught at the University of Iowa and Washington and Lee University.

Franklin Morton Schultz was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. He received a bachelor’s degree in economics in 1939 and a law degree in 1942, both from Yale University. During World War II, he served in the Army in France and Italy.

Mr. Schultz was a professor at Indiana University’s law school before beginning his practice in Washington. His memberships included the American Law Institute.

His first wife, Jean Barnett Schultz, died in 1981 after 35 years of marriage. Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Virginia Henderson Schultz of Alexandria; four children from his first marriage, William Schultz of Washington, John Schultz of Portland, Ore., Katherine Schultz of Berkeley, Calif., and Caroline Schultz of Minneapolis, Minn.; three stepdaughters, Anita Henderson of Blowing Rock, N.C., Susan Henderson of Bozeman, Mont.; and Sophie Henderson of New York City; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

Emily Langer

Emily Langer is a reporter on The Washington Post’s obituaries desk. She has written about national and world leaders, celebrated figures in science and the arts, and heroes from all walks of life.