Harold K. Green, 79, a retired administrative officer of the Central Intelligence Agency, died Jan. 16 following a heart attack. He was stricken at the wheel of his car near his home in Cheverly.

Mr. Green came to the Washington area in 1947, when he joined the CIA. He retired in 1963.

He was active in many civic affairs in Cheverly, where he had lived for more than 30 years. He had reactivated the Cheverly Citizens Association in 1967, and was a current member of its executive board.

Mr. Green helped organize the successful annual parades in Cheverly, including the Bicentennial parade. In 1976, he received the community's Oustanding Citizen's Award, and in 1978, the Officer's Award of the Citizens Association.

He was a member of the Prince George's County Civic Federation, the Prince George's County Home-owners Association and the Cheverly Recreation Council.

Mr. Green was born in Morristown, N.J. He worked in Buffalo, N.Y., and Burlington, Vt. before coming here. He was a 32nd degree Mason.

He is survived by his wife, Beatrice, of the home; a son, Kirk, of Bowie; a daughter, Bette Krause, of Median, Ohio, and seven grandchildren.