Dr. Milton C. Forster, 70, a longtime employee of the Veterans Administration who expanded the agency's statistical research and analysis activities, died of a heart attack on April 11 at his home in Manassas, Va.

At his retirement in 1966, Dr. Forster was awarded a commendation in recognition of his 32 years of service in the federal government and specifically for his work in the Veterans Administration.

Dr. Forster also was consultant on research and records projects in the Works Progress Administration before joining the Navy in 1943 as a lieutenant in the ordnance section.

In 1961 Dr. Forster received a tribute from the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare for "The Chart Book," a volume prepared under his direction for the White House Conference on Aging.

A graduate of Oberlin College in 1930, Dr. Forster also received an M.A. in psychology from the University of Minnesota in 1931 and a Doctorate of Philosophy from Yale in 1934.

Dr. Forster was a member of the American Statistical Association, the American Psychological Association, Sigma Chi, and the District of Columbia Sociological Society.

He is survived by his brother, Donald E. of San Bruno, Calif., and a sister, Mrs. Lorena Forster of Des Moines, Iowa.