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William Donald Schaefer
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58th Governor of Maryland
In office
January 21, 1987 – January 18, 1995
Lieutenant Melvin Steinberg
Preceded by Harry Hughes
Succeeded by Parris Glendening
44th Mayor of Baltimore
In office
January 1, 1971 – January 26, 1987
Preceded by Thomas D'Alesandro
Succeeded by Clarence H. Burns
32nd Comptroller of Maryland
In office
January 25, 1999 – January 22, 2007
Governor Parris Glendening
Bob Ehrlich
Martin O'Malley
Preceded by Robert L. Swann
Succeeded by Peter Franchot
Personal details
Born November 2, 1921
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Died April 18, 2011(2011-04-18) (aged 89)
Catonsville, Maryland, U.S.
Cause of death Pneumonia
Political party Democratic
Alma mater The Baltimore City College ("magnet" public high school)
University of Baltimore (Law School)
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Branch/service

 United States Army (1942–1946)

United States Army Reserves (1946–1979)
Years of service 1942–1979
Rank Colonel
Battles/wars World War II

William Donald Schaefer (November 2, 1921 – April 18, 2011) was an American politician. He was a Democrat. He was the 44th Mayor of Baltimore from December 1971 to January 1987, the 58th Governor of Maryland from January 21, 1987 to January 18, 1995. He also was the 32nd Comptroller of Maryland from January 20, 1999 to January 17, 2007.

On September 12, 2006, Schaefer lost his reelection bid for a third term as Comptroller by Maryland Delegate Peter Franchot in the Democratic Party primary.

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