22 William Frederick Austin of Columbia, an attorney who specialized in public utilities law, died Sept. He was married to the late Nancy Dabney Austin, who was known as Becky.
He received an honorary doctorate from Newberry College in 1984. Austin, who was known as Bill, was admitted to practice in the state and federal courts. He was a member of the Richland County and the South Carolina Bar Associations.
He graduated from Erskine College in 1953 and the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1955. Austin left public office to go into private practice later forming his own law firm, most recently known as Austin & Rogers.
He loved and appreciated classical music, supporting the South Carolina Philharmonic and other organizations of music and art. (Annette) of Pawleys Island, Dana Austin Berg of St. Schaab of New Milford, Conn.; four grandchildren, Rachel and Reagan Glynn and Steve and Kristina Schaab; a brother, Patrick Glynn; and two sisters, Mary Horan and Katherina De Lelys. As a young scholar at the University of South Carolina’s graduate school, Charles Joyner thought his classmates were making terrible mistakes when they chose what he considered insignificant historical events as subjects of their dissertations.
He was also a scratch golfer and enjoyed growing orchids and other plants in his greenhouse. Petersburg Fla., Andrew Gregory Austin of Tampa Fla., A. He was born in New York City, the son of Joseph and Frieda Glynn. Glynn attended La Salle Academy and Limestone College. “As for local history,” Joyner later wrote, “I thought it the most certain path to professional disgrace.
He attended Greenwood High School and served in the Marine Corps.
Throughout his life and his work, he exhibited a generosity and compassion toward others which was frequently anonymous or known to only a few.