Daniel J. Kraus, 89, an FBI special agent from 1951 to 1977 who had been a basketball standout while attending Georgetown University, died Dec. 28 at Gilchrist hospice in Columbia. He had cancer.

His son Martin Kraus confirmed the death.

Mr. Kraus was a 1948 graduate of Georgetown and a star of its basketball squad. After college, he played a season with the Baltimore Bullets and was selected to the inaugural class of the Georgetown Athletic Hall of Fame in 1958. He was named to the Georgetown men’s basketball all-century team in 2007.

Daniel Joseph Kraus was born in the Bronx and served in the Marine Corps in the Pacific during World War II. He was a Columbia resident.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Jane McHale Kraus of Columbia; eight children, M. Christine Sarich of Laurel, Daniel Kraus Jr. of Highland, Md., Cathleen King of Olney, Gretchen Vaseleck of Milford, Del., Gregory Kraus of Colorado Springs, Colo., Jeffrey Kraus of Midlothian, Va., Melissa Fean of Burtonsville and Martin Kraus of Edgewater; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

— Adam Bernstein