Dr. Albert E. Marland Sr., 85, a Washington psychiatrist since 1929, died of a cerebral thrombosis Sunday at Sibley Memorial Hospital.

He served on the D.C. Commission on Mental Health for 28 years before resigning in 1965. He was a consultant to both the Retirement Board of the U.S. Civil Service Commission and the D.C. Department of Corrections. He had taught psychopathology at Georgetown Medical School during World War II.

Dr. Marland was born in New Bedford, Mass., and came to Washington at the age of 10. He was a graduate of Eastern High School and Georgetown University. He earned his medical degree at Georgetown in 1919.

He was a intern at the old Gallinger Hospital and served a psychiatric residency at St. Elizabeths Hospital. He had been on the staff of Sibley Memorial Hospital since 1929 and the Washington Hospital Center since the early 1960s.

Following Army service, Dr. Marland joined the old Veterans Bureau where he became a neuropsychiatric district chief before leaving to begin a private practice in 1929.

He was a life member of the D.C. Medical Society and belonged to the American Medical Association and the St. Elizabeths Psychiatric Society.

Survivors include his wife, the former Anne Thorne, of the home in Washington: a son, Dr. Albert E. Jr., also of Washington; a sister, Edith Hudgins, of Arlington; a brother, Milton L., of St. Petersburg, Fla., and five grandchildren.