Murray N. Price, 66, who retired from the National Science Foundation as assistant to the comptroller in 1970 after 30 years of federal service, died April 15 at Margate General Hospital in Margate, Fla., following a heart attack.

Mr. Price was born in the Bronx, N.Y., and graduated from the City College of New York. He also took courses at Long Island University. He began his federal career with the Public Housing Administration in New York.

In the late 1940s, he moved to Washington and joined the Army Audit Agency. The agency assigned him to Hawaii for two years as deputy director for that region. He later was director of finance of the Office of Economic Opportunity and then joined the National Science Foundation. He was a specialist in accounting, auditing, budgeting and financial aspects of grants management.

Mr. Price was a member of the Federal Government Accountants Association and served on a number of its committees studying financial problems in government agencies.

After retiring from the government, Mr. Price became a financial management consultant for Executive Management Service Inc. He moved from Gaithersburg to Coconut Creek, Fla., in 1979, but continued his work with EMSI until his death.

Survivors include his wife, the former Edna Kahn, to whom he was married for 39 years, of Coconut Creek; three sons, Harvey and Paul, both of Gaithersburg, and Kenneth, of Silver Spring; one sister Gertrude Mandel of San Jose, Calif., and two grandchildren.