William Douglas Workman, III, known as Bill Workman (born July 3, 1940),〔 is a retired economic development consultant who served from 1983 to 1995 as the mayor of Greenville, South Carolina.〔(【引用サイトリンク】title=Historical Archives: Mayors and Intendants, with photos )〕
His father, W. D. Workman, Jr., was the journalist with the ''Charleston News and Courier'' and then ''The Columbia State'', who ran for the United States Senate in 1962 and for governor of South Carolina in 1982, both times on the Republican ticket.
Workman was born in Charleston〔(【引用サイトリンク】title=Local Leaders Named S.C. Economic Ambassadors, April 4, 2014 )〕 but spent his first five years in Walterboro in Colleton County in the South Carolina Lowcountry while his father was in the United States Army as an intelligence officer during World War II. His mother, the Heber Rhea Thomas (1918-1988), a native of Walterboro, was the supervisor of recreation for the Walterboro Works Progress Administration servicemen's club. Called "Tommie" by her husband, whom she married in May 1939, Rhea Workman graduated from Winthrop College at age eighteen and went on to obtain her Doctorate from the University of South Carolina. She was a full Professor of English from 1957 to 1977 at Columbia College in Columbia.〔 Her mother, Ruth Dorrill Thomas, Workman's grandmother, taught at Walterboro High School and in 1935 launched the ''Future Teachers of America'' chapter at the school. Workman has a sister, Dorrill "Dee" Workman Benedict, now residing in Greenville, South Carolina with her husband, Lloyd Benedict.〔(【引用サイトリンク】title=William D. Workman Papers )〕
Reared in Charleston and Columbia, Workman graduated in 1961 from The Citadel in Charleston, the alma mater of both his grandfather, father and both his sons.〔(【引用サイトリンク】title=William D. Workman, Jr. )〕 Workman served two years active duty in the United States Army, with subsequent United States Army Reserve Corp Service, in which he attained and retired with the rank of lieutenant colonel.〔 Like his father, he was a newspaper reporter for the ''Charleston News and Courier''. He also worked for the ''Greenville News.'' He was, for a time, an educator and dean of Allied Health Sciences at Greenville Technical College. For six years, he was a member of the Greenville County School Board. He was among the founders of the South Carolina Literacy Association.〔(【引用サイトリンク】title=Lindsey Graham, "Bill Workman", February 2, 2004 )〕
Workman has been twice married. From his first union, to Marcia Moorhouse Workman, he has two sons: William Workman, IV and Frank Moorhouse Workman. From his second marriage to Patti Gage Fishburne (born 1942), who was formerly married to Donald K. Marks (born c. 1942) of Greenville,〔(【引用サイトリンク】title=Donald K. Marks )〕 Workman gained three stepdaughters,〔 Gage Marks Beerer, Barnwell Johnson Marks, and Kemp Fishburne Marks.〔(【引用サイトリンク】title=Florence Barnwell Dargan Fishburne (1916-2008) )〕
Patti Gage Fishburne Workman, a native of Walterboro, graduated in 1960 from Walterboro High School,〔(【引用サイトリンク】title=Yes, You Can Go Home Again! )〕 where Workman's grandmother had once been on the faculty.〔
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