Maryland's Politician-of-All-Offices Gets a Pacemaker

Schaefer recovering from pacemaker implant

BALTIMORE -- Ex-Gov., Comptroller and Mayor William Donald Schaefer received a pacemaker and is recovering at Johns Hopkins Hospital after the implant procedure.

Schaefer, 87, is in good condition and is expected to be released Thursday, hospital spokesman Gary Stephenson said.

Lainy LeBow-Sachs, a longtime aide to Schaefer, told The Baltimore Sun that Schaefer fell at his apartment at the Charlestown retirement community on Friday. Doctors examined him and determined that he needed a pacemaker to regulate his heartbeat, she said.

Schaefer served as Baltimore's mayor, and Maryland's governor and comptroller during a political career that spanned 50 years.

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