Jacob Edward (Jack) Bindeman, 66, a Washington lawyer and civic leader, died Saturday at his home in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., after a heart attack.
Formerly senior partner in the law firm of Bindeman and Burka, which he had founded here in the late 1930s, he retired at the end of last year but continued to be "of counsel" to the firm.
Mr. Bindeman also founded Landmark Companies, a real estate development firm. He retired as chairman of the board a year ago.
Active for many years in civic affairs, Mr. Bindeman was a member of the D.C. Republican State Central Committee when he was appointed chairman of the D.C. elections board by Mayor Walter E. Washington in July 1969.
The board at that time supervised elections for presidential primaries and board of education members. Although he submitted his resignation in November 1970, he remained as board chairman until after the primaries were held in January 1971, for the first D.C. nonvoting delegate to the House of Representatives.
Mr. Bindeman left before the general election on March 23. Later he served for 18 months as a board member during 1972-74.
He had left the Republican State Central Committee when he was appointed to the board of elections, but was reappointed to the committee in 1971, serving until 1976.
Mr. Bindeman had served on the D.C. Public Welfare Advisory Council from 1957 to 1963, and was its chairman for the last three years of that term. The council was concerned with all welfare programs, including administration of juvenile facilities.
He received the Meritorious Public Service Award of the D.C. government in 1963, 1971 and 1974.
Mr. Bindeman was born in Baltimore. He grew up in Washington and was a graduate of Central High School. He earned a degree from Georgetown University, graduated from its Law School in 1937 and received a master's degree in law there two years later.
Active in Georgetown University alumni affairs for many years, he received the John Carroll Award from the university in 1969 for "distinguished service" as an alumnus.
On the board of managers of the Washington Hebrew Congregation for more than 10 years, Mr. Bindeman had served as congregation president during 1958-60. He also had been president of the Brotherhood of the Washington Hebrew Congregation. He was named the congregation's "Man of the Year" in 1961.
He was also a member of the Washington chapter of the American Jewish Committee, and had served on the board of directors and as vice president.
Mr. Bindeman had been on the board of directors of the D.C. Bar Association and was a member of its Committee for Revision of the D.C. Code. He also was on the American Bar Association's special committee for the improvement of the administration of justice in the District of Columbia.
At the time of his death he was on the board of directors of the Washington Capitals hockey team. He belonged to the Woodmont Country Club.
He is survived by his wife, Doris, of the homes in Washington and Fort Lauderdale; two sons, David P. and Stuart L., both of Bethesda; two brothers, William, of Washington, and Nathan, of Bethesda, and three grandchildren. His first wife, Julia P. Bindeman, died in 1974.
The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Julia and Jack Bindeman fund of the Julia P. Bindeman Suburban Center of the Washington Hebrew Congregation. CAPTION: Picture, J. E. (JACK) BINDEMAN