Thomas, Ruth Dorrill
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Abstract William D. Workman, Jr. is best remembered for his pivotal role in the emergence of the Republican Party as a viable alternative to the Democratic Party in South Carolina. In 1962, when the Democrats were the dominant political power in the state, he made a serious bid for the U.S. Senate as a Republican. Although ultimately unsuccessful, Workman received enough votes to signal to others of like mind that a Republican could win a state-wide race. In his career as a journalist, he wrote for...
Dates: 1915 - 1997