Retired Air Force Lt. Col. Charlie Campbell McCall, 82, a lawyer, former government official and veteran of both World Wars, died Sunday at Fairfax Hospital. He had been hospitalized with a respiratory ailment.

Since the late 1940s, he had been a lawyer in Northern Virginia, practicing from his home in Fairfax.

Born in Causeyville, Miss., Col., McCall served with the U.S. Cavalry in World War I. A graduate of Georgetown University Law School, he was elected attorney general of Alabama, serving from 1927 to 1931.

He accepted a position in Washington with the Reconstruction Finance Corporation in the early 1930s. He held various positions with the federal government here and was general counsel of the Public Works Administration in 1939-40.

During World War II, Col. McCall served with the army Air Corps. He returned to Alabama briefly to practice law before coming back here in the late 1940s.

In 1929-30, Col. McCall, who was a member of the D.C., Alabama and Virginia Bar Association was president of the National Association of Attorneys General.

He was a member of the Military Order of World Wars and the Retired Officers Association. He was 32nd degree Mason and belonged to the Scottish Rite.

He is survived by his wife, Nell McCall, of the home; a daughter, Dorothy McCall Brown, of Salt Lake City, and three grandchildren.