Bill Workman

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Bill Workman
33rd Mayor of Greenville, South Carolina
In office
June 13, 1983 – December 11, 1995
Preceded byHarry B. Luthi
Succeeded byKnox H. White
President of the Municipal Association of South Carolina
In office
Preceded byStephen M. Creech
Succeeded byLessie B. Price
At-large member of the Greenville City Council
In office
1981 – June 13, 1983
Preceded byClifford Gaddy Jr.
Succeeded byKnox H. White
Personal details
William Douglas Workman III

(1940-07-03)July 3, 1940
Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.
DiedMay 12, 2019(2019-05-12) (aged 78)
Walterboro, South Carolina, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Marcia Moorehouse Workman
Patti Gage Fishburne
Children2 (3 stepchildren)
FatherW. D. Workman Jr.
EducationThe Citadel
Military service
Branch/serviceUnited States Army
RankLieutenant colonel

William Douglas Workman III (July 3, 1940 – May 12, 2019) was an American businessman and Republican politician. He was the mayor of Greenville, South Carolina from 1983 to 1995.[1] Workman was born in Charleston, South Carolina. He was also the town manager of Bluffton.[2]

Career[change | change source]

In 2014, Workman retired in Walterboro. He wrote about his business and political career as follows, "Economic development is what I have done for a living and for fun. ... Economic development is a high calling as far as I am concerned," upon receiving in Columbia the designation of "South Carolina Economic Ambassador".[3]

Workman died on May 12, 2019, in Walterboro at the age of 78.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Historical Archives: Mayors and Intendants, with photos". Archived from the original on May 17, 2014. Retrieved May 14, 2014.
  2. "About Us". Archived from the original on May 17, 2014. Retrieved May 14, 2014.
  3. "A WORKMAN-LIKE EFFORT: Bill Workman honored as S.C. Economic Ambassador, April 17, 2014". Colleton Today. Archived from the original on May 14, 2014. Retrieved May 14, 2014.
  4. Wilkie, Ella (May 13, 2019). "Bill Workman, former Greenville mayor, passes away at 78". WHNS. Archived from the original on May 15, 2019. Retrieved May 14, 2019.