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Beyond the Sunset Research Guide

William Donald Schaefer

  • 44th Mayor of Baltimore , 58th Governor of Maryland, 32nd Comptroller of Maryland
  • SMCM Trustee
  • US Army Colonel 
  • Helped to establish the Center for the Study of Democracy at SMCM
  • Democrat
  • Spoke ill of people who speak English as their second language, people with AIDS, immigrants, Koreans; patronized women throughout his career


Schaefer Hall

  • Houses the biology, biochemistry, computer science, geology, and physics departments

Other Namesakes

  • William Donald Schaefer Civic Fund - provides small grants for neighborhood projects
  • William Donald Schaefer Building, state office building in downtown Baltimore
  • William Donald Schaefer Engineering Building - Morgan State University
  • Governor William Donald Schaefer International Terminal (Concourse E) at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI)
  • William Donald Schaefer Auditorium at The Baltimore City College