Frank E. Lambert, 74, a retired electrical engineer and manager for the General Electric Co. and a former Washington area resident, died Monday at Suncoast Hospital in Largo, Fla., of complications from surgery for a hernia.

Mr. Lambert began his career with GE in New Jersey in 1929, where he worked in experimental radio broadcasting. He also worked in New York before moving to this area in 1932 as manager of appliance sales and service for the National Electrical Supply Co.

In 1939, he returned to GE as products service manager for the Ge Supply Corp. He subsequently served as appliance sales manager for the Chesapeake area. He was a products service consultant when he retired in 1971.

Mr. Lambert was born in Randolph, Maine and earned a degree in electrical engineering from the old Bliss Electrical School in Takoma Park.

He and his wife, the former Beatirce Dentz, lived in Silver Spring before moving to Clearwater, Fla., in 1979. Mrs. Lambert died in 1972.

Mr. Lambert was a member of the Elfun Society, an association of General Electric employes, the Kiwanis Club of Northeast Washington, the Masons, the American Association of Refrigerating engineers, the Electrical institute of Washington and the Advertising Club of Washington. e

There are no immmediate survivors.