By — Emily Langer - The Washington Post Published: February 8, 2013
M. Justin Baum, who worked in advertising in the Washington area for more than four
decades, died Dec. 28 at his home in Bethesda. He was 93.
The cause was complications from dementia and congestive heart failure, said his son,
Mr. Baum retired in the early 1990s after a decade as an advertising consultant. He had
previously been a sales manager at the Washington Star newspaper and an advertising
manager with Lansburgh’s department stores. He began his career working for
advertising agencies including the Ernest S. Johnston Agency, where he was an account
M. Justin Baum was born in the District, where he graduated from Western High School
in 1937 and attended Wilson Teachers College. He served in the Army Air Forces during
World War II and received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from American
University in 1955.
His wife of 53 years, Doris Hjort Baum, died in 2007. Survivors include his son, Bobby
Baum of Bethesda.