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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]


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]