William Woodward Johnson


Age: 86

South Carolina banker and chairman of the Augusta National Golf Club from 1998 to 2006 who stood his ground amid pressure for the club to invite female members, in which Augusta National opened in 1931 and is home of the annual Masters Tournament, but did not have its first black member until 1990, then finally invited two women to join in 2012, including one of whom was former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

Cause of Death: Congestive heart failure

Born: February 16, 1931

Died: July 14, 2017

Columbia, South Carolina