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World War II U.S. Army Hospital Corps uniform worn by William Donald Schaefer (1921-2011). It was made by the Carey Clothing Company of Baltimore. Shaeffer graduated with a law degree from the University of Baltimore before enlisting as a private in the Hospital Corps. He served in supervisory positions in England and other military hospitals in Western Europe. He left active duty as a Major after the war and continued to serve in the Army Reserves until 1979, retiring with the rank of Colonel. Schaefer went on to serve as a Baltimore City Councilman, four-term Mayor, Maryland's 58th Governor, and later Comptroller.




Wool blend, cotton, brass

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Gift of the Estate of William Donald Schaefer

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