Edwin H. Seeger, 69, a longtime Washington lawyer who retired this summer after three years as a managing partner of Seeger, Potter, died of complications from cancer Nov. 24 at Inova Alexandria Hospital.

Mr. Seeger primarily focused on regulatory matters in the metals, mining and energy fields and other aspects of environmental law during a 43-year legal career in Washington.

He worked for the Washington firm of Prather, Seeger, Doolittle & Farmer from 1964 to 1994. Two years later, he became managing partner of Seeger, Potter, Richardson, Luxton, Joselow & Brooks LLP in Washington.

Born in New York City, he grew up in Baltimore, where he graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 1951 and received a master's degree in English literature in 1953.

Maintaining an interest in English literature throughout his life, he read extensively and authored a number of unpublished short stories, novels and poetry. He was also a music aficionado, particularly the opera.

After receiving a law degree from George Washington University in 1956 and working for Covington & Burling, he served with the National Capital Transportation Agency as administrator and general counsel from 1961 to 1964.

An Alexandria resident, he was a member of the Old Town Civic Association and past president of the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association at the Atheneum. He was a member of the Washington and American Bar associations, the Johns Hopkins University Washington Center Committee and the Metropolitan Club.

Survivors include his wife, Frances Seeger of Alexandria; a daughter, Francesca Dalglish of Philadelphia; and three grandchildren.