William D. Schaeffer

Inducted February 12, 2006


Belvedere Chapter


State of Maryland
Governor (1987-1995) Comptroller (Elected 1998)
Mayor of Baltimore City (1971-1987)
Baltimore City Council President (1967-1971)
Baltimore City Council Member (1955-1967)

Served in the United States Army during World War II
And the Army Reserve until 1979
Received a master's of law degree University of Baltimore School of Law (1954)

Recipient of President's Medal, Johns Hopkins University
Jefferson Award for Public Service by an elected official
H. Vernon Eney Award, Maryland Bar Foundation
Distinguished Service Award, Democratic Party

Legion of Honor

Initiated Belvedere Chapter (Maryland) - November 4, 1938

"Little did I know that my membership in the Order of DeMolay was the foundation for more than 50 years in public service. The principles it teaches are more important today than ever when young people need opportunity and encouragement to become responsible, contributing members of society. DeMolay provides a great start for a future of helping others and making one's community a better place."

Inducted February 12, 2006