William Donald Schaefer
American politicianDied when: 89 years 169 days (1073 months)
Star Sign: Scorpio
William Donald Schaefer (November 2, 1921 – April 18, 2011) was an American politician who served in public office for 50 years at both the state and local level in Maryland.
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, and after an interval of four years as the 32nd Comptroller of Maryland from January 20, 1999 to January 17, 2007.
On September 12, 2006, Schaefer was defeated in his reelection bid for a third term as Comptroller by Maryland Delegate Peter Franchot in the Democratic Party primary.