Home Local Maryland Government Announcement Originally published April 18, 2011

Statement by U.S. Senator Ben Cardin on the Death of William Donald Schaefer

This is a sad day for all of us. Don Schaefer was an indomitable force who dedicated his life to the people of Maryland. His vision paved the way for Baltimore City’s renaissance and helped ensure Maryland’s preeminence as an innovative, progressive state that is able to meet the challenges of the 21st Century. There was no problem that was too small for his attention and his forceful ‘do-it-now-style’ focused attention on finding solutions and getting results. Personally, it was a privilege to have known him and he leaves a legacy of strong, visionary leadership that transformed a city and a state.”