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Samuel Chase
Schaefer was well-known at Old St. Paul's
Schaefer was well-known at Old St. Paul's

As a mayor tormented by the issues of office, William Donald Schaefer sought the silence and solace of the church in downtown Baltimore where his funeral will be held Wednesday. Alone, Schaefer turned to the traditional act of kneeling in prayer to confront vexing problems, such as how to keep the Baltimore Colts from leaving town. In the dim interior of Old St. Paul's, the oldest congregation in Baltimore — whose members included Revolutionary War figures John Eager Howard and Samuel Chase — Schaefer weighed how to deal with his personal thorns. These included Colts owner Bob Irsay, one of the few people who outmaneuvered him, when he moved the football team. ...