Alfred H. Myers, 70, a retired government attorney who was a noted amateur photographer, died of cancer Jan. 7 at the Washington Home Hospice.

Mr. Myers came to Washington in 1940 as an attorney with the Social Security Agency. Two years later he moved to Chicago and worked for the Railroad Retirement Board.

After returning to Washington in 1950, he was an attorney and supervisor with the Labor Department. He retired from Labor in 1970 and received the Secretary of Labor's Distinguished Career Service Award that same year.

Mr. Myers won a medal from the Freedoms Foundation in 1955 for his photo-montage entitled "Immortality." Another of his photographs is in a collection at the Smithsonian Institution.

He was a native of Cincinnati, and earned both bachelor's and law degrees at the University of Cincinnati. He practiced law in Cincinnati, did work for the American Civil Liberties Union there, and wrote for the Court Index Press before coming to Washington.

Mr. Myers retired to California in 1970 where he lived until returning to this area to make his home in Bethesda six years later.

Survivors include his wife, Audrey, and a son, Allen, both of Bethesda, and a sister, Marian Weinberg of Milwaukee.

The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Washington Home Hospice at 3720 Upton St. NW.