Former South Carolina city mayor dies at 78

May 15, 2019 GMT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — The former mayor of Greenville, South Carolina, has died at the age of 78.

The Greenville News reports William Douglas Workman III died Sunday at his Lowcountry home. The retired U.S. Army Reserve Colonel first became mayor in 1983 and was reelected twice. A 1961 graduate of The Citadel college in Charleston, Workman’s political career started in 1969 when he was elected as a trustee of the county school board. He later served two years on the Greenville City Council before being elected mayor.


Workman was defeated in the 1995 mayoral race by current Mayor Knox White. Workman also worked as a journalist at The Greenville News and the Charleston News and Courier and taught at Greenville Technical College, where he was later appointed dean of the school’s health sciences.


Information from: The Greenville News, http://www.greenvillenews.com