Donald E. Schwartz, 58, a professor at Georgetown University law school since 1965 who also had been associated with the prestigious Washington law firm of Williams & Connolly for the past 10 years, died of cancer Dec. 10 at George Washington University Hospital.

In addition to teaching courses in corporation and securities law, Mr. Schwartz was associate dean of the law school's graduate program.

He served on the legal advisory committee of the New York Stock Exchange and was a founder and director of the Project on Corporate Responsibility, a public interest group. He had been a leader in the legal public interest reform movement of corporations.

He held a variety of American Bar Association posts dealing with corporate banking and business law and had been a consultant to the American Law Institute's project on corporate governance. He was the author of books and more than 40 articles published in legal and scholarly journals.

Mr. Schwartz, who lived in Bethesda, was a native of Brooklyn, N.Y. He graduated from Union College in 1952 and Harvard University law school in 1955. He received a master's degree in taxation law from New York University and was the recipient of a 1983 honorary degree from Georgetown.

He served in the Army in the mid-1950s and was a lawyer with the Securities and Exchange Commission in the late 1950s. He then opened a private practice in New York City before returning here and joining the Georgetown law faculty.

Survivors include his wife, Ann, and two daughters, Pamela and Abigail Schwartz, all of Bethesda; his mother, Esther Schwartz, and a brother, Arthur, both of New York City.

NORMA CAROLINE HANSEN KIEP Interior Decorator

Norma Caroline Hansen Kiep, 85, a retired interior decorator and a former employee of the Woodward & Lothrop department stores, died of a lung ailment Dec. 2 at a nursing home in Tremonton, Utah.

Mrs. Kiep, who moved from Washington to Utah in 1986, was born in Fielding, Utah. She graduated from what was then Utah State Agricultural College. She moved to the Washington area in 1928 and became an interior decorator with Woodward & Lothrop. She began her own interior decorating business in the early 1930s and retired about 1969.

Mrs. Kiep had served on the board of George Washington University Hospital and was a member of the 20th Century Club and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Her husband, Francis L. Kiep, died in 1974. Survivors include two sisters, Ruby Surface of Albuquerque and Mary Boesche of McLean, and two brothers, Wynn S. Hansen of Fielding and Lorenzo Hansen of Logan, Utah.

ETHEL TAIT ELDER Active in Churches

Ethel Tait Elder, 97, a former Washington and Annapolis area resident who was active in churches, died Dec. 9 in a retirement home in Quarryville, Pa. She had a heart ailment.

She had been a member of Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Annapolis and First Presbyterian Church of Annapolis, where she also taught Sunday school.

Mrs. Elder was born in Norfolk, moved to Washington in the 1920s and lived in Annapolis for 13 years before moving to Pennsylvania in 1979. She had done volunteer work with the Navy Relief in Washington during World War II.

Her husband, Fred K. Elder, a retired Navy captain, died in 1963. Survivors include three sons, F. Kingsley Elder of Rochester, N.Y., J. Tait Elder of Two Harbors, Minn., and Samuel A. Elder of Annapolis; a sister, Edith W. Tait of Quarryville; 18 grandchildren, and 28 great-grandchildren.

MEREDYTH ANN DASBURG Attended Manor Montessori School

Meredyth Ann Dasburg, 6, who was killed Friday in a school van accident in Potomac, was a first-grade student at Manor Montessori School in Potomac.

A spokesman for the Montgomery County Police said the van, carrying eight Manor students, was westbound on Bradley Boulevard, crossing Kentsdale Drive, when it was struck in the side by a southbound car on Kentsdale. Police said the van spun on wet pavement, overturned, and hit a second car. Four of the other children and one of the drivers was hospitalized, police reported. All the children were wearing seat belts, police said.

A spokesman said yesterday that the cause of the accident had not been determined.

Meredyth, who lived in Potomac, was born in Washington. She attended Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Potomac. She had belonged to the Brownie Scouts, danced in a local ballet group, and played the piano. She also ice-skated and snow-skied, but may have been most proud of recently mastering her two-wheel bicycle.

Survivors include her parents, John and Mary Lou Dasburg, a brother, John Peter Dasburg, and her paternal grandparents, Jean and Alice Dasburg, all of Potomac.

HELEN MANNING Former FBI Clerk

Helen Manning, 84, a former clerk with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and a Washington area resident for more than 40 years, died of cancer Dec. 8 at her home in Kensington.

Mrs. Manning was born in Hudson, Mass. She attended the Massachusetts School of Practical Art in Boston. During the 1930s, she owned an antique shop and was the director of recreation for the town of Hudson.

She moved with her eight children to the Washington area in 1946.

During the 1940s and the 1950s, Mrs. Manning and four of her daughters were employed as clerks with the FBI. She later also worked as an antique appraiser.

Her husband, James E. Manning Jr., died in the late 1940s. Survivors include six daughters, Alice Manning of Kensington, Sarah O'Leary of Highland, Md., Joan Cusick of Tampa, Fla., Martha Costello of Huntingtown, Md., Claire FitzGerald of Port Washington, N.Y., and Jane Alvis of Indianapolis; two sons, Dr. James E. Manning of Annandale and Peter J. Manning of Westborough, Mass.; 33 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

JAMES WYATT FEILD Civil Engineer

James Wyatt Feild, 91, a retired civil engineer with the Army Corps of Engineers, died of congestive heart failure Dec. 8 at the Alexandria Hospital. He lived in Alexandria.

Mr. Feild was born in Greensville County, Va. He graduated from Richmond College. During World War I, he served in the Army. He worked for the American Nitrogen Co. in Hopewell, Va., during the 1920s and the 1930s.

He joined the Army Corps of Engineers in 1939 and worked briefly in the Panama Canal Zone before transferring to the Washington area that year. He retired in 1965.

Mr. Feild invented Feild's Hydraulics Calculator, a circular slide rule used by civil engineers to compute the gravity flow in pipes.

He had been a vestryman at Emmanuel Episcopal Church and Christ Episcopal Church in Alexandria.

Survivors include his wife, Virginia Epes Feild of Alexandria; two daughters, Agnes Feild Burke of Alexandria and Lee Feild Griffiths of Bedford, Pa.; eight grandchildren, and a great-grandson.