John Albert McIntire, 69, a consulting lawyer to the Navy's Judge Advocate General and a former faculty member of the George Washington University Law School, died Jan. 23 at his home in Westmoreland Hills.

Born in Galveston, Tex., he was a graduate of Wittenberg College. After receiving a law degree from the University of Cincinnati in 1931, he joined the George Washington law faculty, teaching there for 40 years.

He was founding editor-in-chief of the George Washington Law Review and author of a number of legal mongraphs.

Before serving with the Navy in World War II, Mr. McIntire was executive director of the National Institute of Municipal Law Officers and on the legal staff of the Agriculture Department.

After the war, he was a member of the U.S. Contract Settlement Appeals Board, the Excess Profits Tax Council, general counsel of the Armed Services textile and Appearel procurement Agency and worked with the U.S. Renegotiation Board.

Later he was an examining lawyer with the Defense Department. He had been a consulting lawyer to the Navy for 11 years.

A member of the Federal Bar Association, Mr. McIntire had served as its president in 1950-51. He also belonged to the Order of the Coif, the National Lawyers Club, the American Bar Association and the Cosmos Club.

He was a former president of the Montgomery County Parent-Teacher Association and served on the board of deacons, board of trustees and as moderator at Westmoreland Congregational Church.

He is survived by his wife, Elsie Anna Wetzel McIntire, of the home; three daughters, Elizbeth Fifer and Janet von Doenhoff, both Washington, and Paula Eelle Eaton, of Louisville, and two grandchildren.

The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Montgomery County Heart Association.