An obituary on Ellis Munson Goodwin in last Saturday's editions of The Washington Post incorrectly listed Mr. Goodwin's wife, Mary Stowell Goodwin, among his survivors, Mrs. Goodwin died before her husband.

Ellis Munson Goodwin, 76, a Foreign gin Service officer for almost 30 years, died of heart failure Sunday at his home in Chevy Chase.

Mr. Goodwin was born in Newark, N.J. He graduated from Princeton University in 1923, and then worked for a bank in the Philippines. He joined the Foreign Service in 1929, and for the next nine years was assistant to the financial adviser of the Republic of Haiti.

Following his transfer to Washington, he conducted an economic survey of the Dominican Republic survey of the Dominican Republic and was coauthor of a study entitled "Refugee Settlement in the Dominican Republic," published in 1942.

Subsequent assignments took him to Paraguay, the Dominican Republic, Rio de Janeiro, and Lisbon, where he was first secretary of the embassy until his retirement in 1958.

Since then, Mr. Goodwin had been active in DACOR (Diplomatic and Consular Officers Retired). He also pursuade an interest in genealogy and published articles on the subject for the New England Historic Genealogical Society and the National Genealogical Society.

Survivors include his wife, Miriam Stowell Goodwin, of the home in Chevy Chase, a son, Willaim, of Oil City, Pa., a brother, Charles A., of Atlanta, and two grandchildren.