Michael Vincent Hodge, a partner at Ballard Spahr who previously served as director of the District of Columbia's revenue bond program, died Sept. 19, of cancer. He was 62.

A consummate behind-the-scenes operator, Mr. Hodge helped to finance hundreds of projects during a 13-year period in which he oversaw the district's industrial development bond program, through which the city sells tax-exempt bonds on behalf of borrowers that would otherwise not have access to the municipal market. Initially, he ran the program single-handedly.

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