Bernard D. Levinson, 67, an administrative law judge with the Environmental Protection Agency, died Tuesday of cancer at George Washington University Hospital.
Mr. Levinson, who has worked with federal government agencies since 1943, became an EPA law judge in 1973.
A resident of Bethesda, Mr. Levinson was born in Boston. He attended public schools in Sommerville, Mass. and graduated from Northeastern University and Northeastern University School of Law.
In 1943 he began his government career with the Federal Security Agency as a trial attorney. He later transferred to the Food and Drug Administration, where he also worked as a lawyer.
He left FDA in 1952, going to Pennsylvania to become a hearing examiner for the Social Security Administration.
Returning to Washington in 1958, he continued to work as a hearing examiner with the SSA until 1963 when he went to work for the Department of Commerce.
In 1973, he transferred to the Environmental Protection Agency as an administrative law judge.
Mr. Levinson was a member of the Massachusetts bar and admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy, of the home; a daughter, Toby L. Kahn, of Bethesda; a son, Howard M. Levinson, of New Cumberland, Pa.; three brothers, Louis and Meyer, of Springfield, Mass., and Lawrence, of Boston, and a granddaughter, Robin Lisa Kahn, of Bethesda.