Lee A. Brown, 87, retired chief of the industrial training and technical aids division of the old International Cooperation Administration, died of pneumonia Wednesday at his Washington home.

During World War II, Mr. Brown was a director with the old Office of Price Administration, where he supervised the control and conservation of strategic materials.After the war, he transferred to the old War Assets Administration, where as director for sales he supervised the disposal of surplus government property.

He then joined the International Cooperation Administration. He retired in 1961, when the administration was absorbed by the Agency for International Development.

Following his government retirement, Mr. Brown worked as a private consultant.

He was born in Canal Fulton, Ohio, and attended Western Reserve College in Akron, Ohio.

During World War I, Mr. Brown served as an aide to Brig. Gen. Cornelius Vanderbilt. Before coming here, he lived in Massachusetts, where he was a vice president and director of Firestone Footwear Co. and owned and operated two businesses.

Mr. Brown was a member of the Army & Navy Club in Washington and the Officer's Club at Fort McNair.

There are no immediate survivors.

The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Lee. A. Brown Memorial Fund, Morning Star School, 954 Leigh Ave., Orlando, Fla., 32804.