Malcolm Morrow, 76, a retired official in the Office of Dependents' Medical Care in the Office of the Surgeon General of the Army, died April 20 at George Washington University Hospital after heart surgery.

Mr. Morrow's government career began in Wisconsin in 1933, when he joined the old Works Progress Administration. He transferred to Washington with that agency in 1936. During World War II, he worked in the Office of War Information. He later worked for the departments of Labor and Health, Education and Welfare before joining the Army Department. He retired in 1968.

From the late 1930s to the late 1950s, he also was a builder in Annandale, where he had lived since 1937.

Since his retirement, Mr. Morrow had conducted private research at the Library of Congress on geophysical and biological phenomena.

Mr. Morrow was born in Milwaukee and earned bachelor's and master's degrees from both the University of Wisconsin and Johns Hopkins University.

He was a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Common Cause and Americans for Democratic Action.

Survivors include his wife, the former Eleanor Maines, of Annandale; a daughter, Linda Cooper of Bowie; two sons, Marshall, of Burke, and Duncan, of Springfield, and seven grandchildren.