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William Donald Donald Schaefer

Governor of Maryland

William SCHAEFER, American politician. numerous awards including: Jefferson Award 1979; Award 1981. Baltimore City Council 1955-1967; National History Society, American Public Works Association and American Institute of Banking.


Schaefer, William Donald was born on November 2, 1921 in Baltimore. Son of William Henry and Tululu (Skipper) Schaefer.


Bachelor of Laws, University Baltimore, 1942. Master of Laws, University Baltimore, 1951. Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Baltimore, 1976.

Juris Doctor (honorary), Loyola College, 1976. Doctor of Public Service (honorary), University Maryland, 1979. Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Maryland, 1981.

Juris Doctor, Goucher College, 1980. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Towson State University, 1982. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Morgan State University, 1983.

Doctor Public Service (honorary), Gettysburg College, 1986. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Villa Julie College, 1990. Doctor of Laws (honorary), College Notre Dame, 1991.


Practiced in, Baltimore, since 1943. Member Baltimore City Council, 1955-1967, president, 1967-1971. Mayor City of Baltimore, 1971-1987.

Governor State of Maryland, Annapolis, 1987—1995. Of counsel Gordon, Feinblatt, Rothman, Hoffberger & Hollander, LLC, Baltimore, 1995—1999. Comptroller State of Maryland, Annapolis, 1999—2007.


  • Bar: Maryland 1943.


Chairman Chesapeake Bay Executive Council. Member Mayors Advisory Committee, National Council for Urban and Economic Development, United States Conference Mayors. Served with Army of the United States, 1942-1945.

Colonel Reserve (retired). Member American Institute of Architects (honorary), National League Cities (board directors), Maryland Association Counties, Chesapeake Bay Executive Council (chairman), United States Conference Mayors (Outstanding Leadership award 1979, Michael A. DiNunzio award 1981), Maryland Municipal League, Baltimore Bar Association, Citizens Planning and Housing Association Baltimore, National History Society, Baltimore Ecological Society, Maryland Retired Officers Association, Baltimore Association Retarded Citizens, Maryland Academy of Sciences, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Navy League United States, American Institute Banking (honorary), American Public Works Association, Maryland Law Enforcement Officers, Maryland 4H Club., Maryland Junior Chamber of Commerce, Edgar Allen Poe Society, Exchange Club Maryland, Pres'. Club University Maryland (honorary), Maryland Enlisted Association National Guard Honorees (honorary), University Baltimore Alumni Association, Rotary, Phi Delta Phi, Sigma Delta Kappa.


William Henry Schaefer

Tululu (Skipper) Schaefer