Milton H.F. Saul, 87, lawyer, public official

July 25, 2005

Milton H.F. Saul, an attorney who served as an assistant city solicitor, a police magistrate and a state licensing official, died of heart failure July 18 at his Charles Street home. He was 87.

Born in Virginia, he grew up in Baltimore, graduating from Forest Park High School in Baltimore. He earned a degree from the Johns Hopkins University and went into the Army during World War II.

Mr. Saul achieved the rank of sergeant and served in India and Southeast Asia.

He earned his law degree from the University of Maryland School of Law after he returned from the military and went into practice with his father, A. Walter Saul.

Under Mayor Thomas J. D'Alesandro Jr., the younger Mr. Saul worked in the city's solicitor general's office from 1956 until 1959, when he became a police magistrate in the Northern District, a precursor to the District Court system. He spent about two years there, said his friend and attorney, Aaron Margolis.

Mr. Saul worked in the state Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation's division of labor and industry beginning in 1972, and was deputy commissioner when he retired in 1998.

In his retirement, Mr. Saul often volunteered in the Mercy Hospital gift shop. He was a longtime member of Chizuk Amuno Congregation in Stevenson. For many years he was a starter and judge at track and field meets run by Baltimore's Recreation and Parks Department.

Mr. Saul married the former Anita Hitchcock Cohen 10 years ago. She died in 2002.

Services were Thursday.

His is survived by a stepson, Dr. A. Ross Cohen of Mesa, Ariz., and three step-grandchildren.

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