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

(1940-07-03)July 3, 1940
Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.
Died May 12, 2019(2019-05-12) (aged 78)
Walterboro, South Carolina, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Marcia Moorehouse Workman
Patti Gage Fishburne
Children 2 (3 stepchildren)
Father W. D. Workman Jr.
Education The Citadel
Occupation Businessman
Military service
Branch/service United States Army
Rank Lieutenant 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. Workman was born in Charleston, South Carolina. He was also the town manager of Bluffton.


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".

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

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