Victor Sadd, 83, who retired in 1959 as chief of the Washington field office of the Social Security Administration, died of cancer Saturday at the Carriage Hill nursing home in Bethesda.
Mr. Sadd came to this country from his native England in 1922. After working real estate, he joined the Social Security Administration's field office in Providence, R.I., he came to Washington in 1937 and directed the field office here until retiring in 1959.
For the past 20 years he has been associated with the real estate firm of Randall H. Hagner & Co. as a consultant.
He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Washington. He also was a member of the Army Navy Country Club and University Club.
Mr. Sadd served in the British Cavalry, "The Duke of York's Own Loyal Suffolk Hussars," in World War I, seeing action at Gallipoli, and in the Suez, Libya and Palestine. By the end of the war he was transferred to the Royal Air Force where he was a pilot and officer.
He was a graduate of Oxford University where he studied business and economics. In 1927, he became a United States citizen.
During World War II, he served with the office of Navel Intelligence, as a port director in Australia, and finally as an intelligence officer in the China-Burma-India Theater.
He retired from the Navy Reserves with the rank of commander in 1959.
He had lived in Washington since 1937.
Survivors include his wife, the former Marie Compton, of Washington.