Dr. Francis L. (Frank) Land, 62, a retired administrator and professor at the Georgetown University medical school and a former federal commissioner of the Medicaid program, died of cardiac arrest Aug. 20 at his home in McLean.
Dr. Land was a native of Carrington, N.D. He was a graduate of Ohio State University and Indiana University medical school. From 1952 until 1966, he was a family physician in Fort Wayne, Ind.
He moved to Washington in 1966 when he joined the old Department of Health, Education and Welfare as a Medicaid consultant. He resigned as federal commissioner of the Medicaid program in 1969. From 1969 until 1977, he was an administrator and professor of family medicine at the University of Nebraska and University of New Mexico medical schools.
Dr. Land returned to Washington in 1977 when he became director of Georgetown's division of family practice. He established the Georgetown University-Providence Hospital Family Practice Residence Program. He retired in 1981.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy J., of McLean; three daughters, Judy Meyer of Omaha, Cindy, of Chantilly, and Wendy, of New York City; his mother, Lena White Land of Anderson, Ind.; a sister, Mary Sheller of Lapel, Ind., and two brothers, Don and Bob, both of Anderson.