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  Schaefer, William Donald "Don"
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NameWilliam Donald "Don" Schaefer
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Baltimore, Maryland , United States
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Born November 02, 1921
DiedApril 18, 2011 (89 years)
ContributorU Ole Polecat
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Dec 02, 2012 05:21pm
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InfoWilliam Donald Schaefer was educated in Baltimore's public schools and was graduated from Baltimore City College in 1939. Mr. Schaefer received his J.D. degree in 1942 from the University of Baltimore School of Law.

Mr. Schaefer's legal career was put on hold by the U.S. entry into World War II. He joined the Army, achieved officer rank, and took charge of administering hospitals in England and the European Continent. Following his tour of duty, he remained in the U.S. Army Reserves and retired in 1979 with the rank of Colonel.

After the war, Mr. Schaefer resumed his legal career, practicing real estate law. He earned a Master of Law degree in 1954 from the University of Baltimore School of Law and formed a general practice law firm with two colleagues. His concern for city planning and housing in the city propelled him to a seat on the Baltimore City Council in 1955.
In 1967, Mr. Schaefer ventured into citywide politics by running successfully for Council President. Four years later he also ran successfully for the Mayor's Office (1971-1987). He was elected Governor in 1986 and served the maximum two terms (1987-1995).

Prior to his first election as Comptroller in 1998, Mr. Schaefer was Of Counsel at the law firm of Gordon, Feinblatt, Rothman, Hoffberger & Hollander, LLC, in downtown Baltimore.


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Apr 18, 2011 06:25pm Obituary Former Maryland Gov. William Donald Schaefer has died  Article Mr. Matt 
Jan 04, 2007 12:00pm General Schaefer's exit takes the cake  Article Thomas Walker 
Sep 07, 2006 04:50pm General [MD Comptroller] Schaefer likens Owens to "great-great-grandmother"  Article DFWDem 
Jun 24, 2006 11:00am News Schaefer will back ticket for Democrats  Article U Ole Polecat 
Feb 16, 2006 11:00am News Schaefer raises eyebrows  Article WA Indy 

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RACES
  02/01/2007 MD State Treasurer Lost 1.12% (-91.06%)
  09/12/2006 MD Comptroller - D Primary Lost 29.53% (-6.96%)
  11/05/2002 MD Comptroller Won 67.93% (+36.37%)
  09/10/2002 MD Comptroller - D Primary Won 68.42% (+40.81%)
  11/03/1998 MD Comptroller Won 62.01% (+24.07%)
  09/15/1998 MD Comptroller - D Primary Won 54.88% (+29.52%)
  11/06/1990 MD Governor Won 59.76% (+19.53%)
  09/11/1990 MD Governor - D Primary Won 78.05% (+56.10%)
  11/04/1986 MD Governor Won 82.37% (+64.74%)
  09/09/1986 MD Governor - D Primary Won 61.75% (+26.63%)
  11/08/1983 Baltimore, MD Mayor Won 93.71% (+87.43%)
  09/13/1983 Baltimore, MD Mayor - D Primary Won 71.78% (+45.68%)
  11/06/1979 Baltimore, MD Mayor Won 82.56% (+65.12%)
  09/11/1979 Baltimore, MD Mayor - D Primary Won 68.81% (+54.82%)
  11/04/1975 Baltimore, MD Mayor Won 85.06% (+70.13%)
  11/09/1971 Baltimore, MD Mayor Won 87.23% (+74.45%)
  09/14/1971 Baltimore, MD Mayor - D Primary Won 56.23% (+21.70%)
  11/07/1967 Baltimore, MD City Council President Won 83.26% (+66.53%)
  11/02/1963 Baltimore, MD City Council 5 Won 18.36% (+0.54%)
  05/05/1959 Baltimore, MD City Council 5 Won 18.67% (+2.56%)
  05/03/1955 Baltimore, MD City Council 5 Won 25.00% (+0.00%)
SPECULATIVE, DID NOT RUN
  10/17/2006 Ocean City, MD Mayor Lost 0.00% (-100.00%)
ENDORSEMENTS
MD Governor - D Primary - Sep 12, 2006 D Douglas M. Duncan
Baltimore, MD Mayor - D Primary - Sep 14, 1999 D Martin J. O'Malley
MD Governor - Nov 03, 1998 D Parris N. Glendening
MD Governor - R Primary - Sep 13, 1994 R Helen Delich Bentley
MD US President - Nov 03, 1992 R George H. W. Bush
MD US President - D Primary - May 08, 1984 DFL Walter F. "Fritz" Mondale
MD US President - D Primary - May 13, 1980 D Jimmy Carter
MD US President - D Primary - May 16, 1972 DFL Hubert H. Humphrey, Jr.
MD Governor - D Primary - Sep 13, 1966 D Carlton R. Sickles