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Edward O. Clarke Jr., former attorney at Piper and Marbury, dies

Edward O. Clarke Jr., former attorney at Piper and Marbury, dies

Edward O. Clarke Jr., an attorney for Piper and Marbury who helped craft the legal documents for bonds that financed numerous infrastructure and building projects around Maryland, died Feb. 27 in Winchester, Va., of pulmonary fibrosis. He was 86.

Mr. Clarke drafted contracts worth hundreds of millions of dollars that allowed the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission to refinance its debt, for Towson University to build a student union, and for the construction of the Key Bridge and the Fort McHenry Tunnel.

"He was the dean of the municipal bond legal work in the mid-Atlantic area," said Jim Cavanaugh, a former colleague and longtime friend of Mr. Clarke. "It...

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