Lairold M. Street, Commerce lawyer

January 29

Lairold M. Street, a lawyer for the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security from 1995 to 2004, died Dec. 17 at the Adelphi House assisted-living center in Adelphi, Md. He was 63.

The cause was Alzheimer’s disease, said his wife, Kathryn Ferger.

Mr. Street, a Washington resident, was a lawyer-adviser for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission from 1983 to 1995. Earlier, he worked in the general counsel’s office of the International Trade Commission.

Lairold Maurice Street was a native of Akron, Ohio, and a 1974 graduate of Oberlin College in Ohio. He received a master’s degree in 1976 from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies and was a 1981 graduate of Indiana University’s law school.

He published law journal articles on international law issues.

He was a member of All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church in Washington and formerly served on the board of its affordable housing corporation. He was also active in parent-teacher organizations.

Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Kathryn Ferger of Washington; two children, Chipalo Street of Seattle and Jalika Street of Atlanta; his mother, Ruby V. Street of Columbus, Ohio; a sister; and two brothers.

— Adam Bernstein

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