Mauldin, Bill (William Henry Mauldin), 1921-2003, American cartoonist, b. Mountain Park, N.Mex. During World War II, in which he served as an infantryman-cartoonist in Italy, France, and Germany, Mauldin achieved fame with his sardonic cartoons. He depicted the squalid yet often funny reality of the enlisted man's life mainly through the portrayal of two cynical and unkempt G.I.'s, Willie and Joe, who appeared in Stars and Stripes, the soldiers' newspaper, and elsewhere. Mauldin's cartoons won him two Pulitzer Prizes (1945 and 1959). He was also a political cartoonist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the Chicago Sun-Times. Among his principal books of cartoons are Up Front (1945), A Sort of a Saga (1949), Bill Mauldin in Korea (1952), and The Brass Ring (1971). Mauldin appeared in the movies The Red Badge of Courage and Teresa (both: 1951).

See biography by T. DePastino (2008).

Mauldin is a city in Greenville County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 15,224 at the 2000 census.


Mauldin is located at (34.780854, -82.300517).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.6 square miles (22.3 km²), all of it land.


Benjamin Griffith was awarded the first land grant in what is now called Mauldin in 1784. The name of Mauldin was given to the town almost accidentally in 1820 thanks to South Carolina's Lieutenant Governor, W. L. Mauldin. The train station was called "Mauldin" because the Lt. Governor had assisted in getting the Greenville Laurens Railroad Company to come through the village. Over time, the entire area took the name of Mauldin.

During the Civil War, many of Mauldin's citizens left to fight and the city virtually dried up. It never completely recovered until after World War II when the city was once again incorporated as a town (1960).


As of the census of 2000, there were 15,224 people, 6,131 households, and 4,242 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,767.1 people per square mile (681.9/km²). There were 6,500 housing units at an average density of 754.5/sq mi (291.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 74.25% White, 20.82% African American, 0.30% Native American, 2.24% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 0.98% from other races, and 1.31% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.73% of the population.

There were 6,131 households out of which 33.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.8% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present and 30.8% were non-families. 26.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.0% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 33.5% from 25 to 44, 24.1% from 45 to 64, and 9.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 93.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $51,657, and the median income for a family was $61,817. Males had a median income of $41,047 versus $29,985 for females. The per capita income for the city was $24,750. About 3.2% of families and 4.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.7% of those under age 18 and 9.2% of those age 65 or over.

Mauldin High School

Established in 1927, Mauldin High School has an enrollment of about 2400. It is part of the Greenville County School District. The school has had many state championships in all of its different sports. Mauldin is well known for its successful baseball program. In 2004, the Mavericks swept Stratford High School, led by Matt Wieters and Justin Smoak, in a best-of-three series for the state title. They attempted to become the first class AAAA team in over twenty-five years to win back-to-back state titles in 2005 when they lost to Stratford 2-1 in the best-of-three series. Mauldin missed the playoffs for the first time in twenty-three years and snapped a twenty-year streak of posting twenty or more wins in a season after posting a dismal 13-10 record in 2008. In 2007 the girls cross country team won state for the third time in a row. This was the 15th combined state title for coach Delmer Howell since his arrival to Mauldin in the 80s. In 2008, the Speech and Debate team also claimed the state championship for the fourth consecutive year.

Notable Mauldin High School alumni:

•David Marchbanks (Former pitcher for the Florida Marlins organization. SEC Pitcher of the Year at University of South Carolina in 2003 and 1st Team All-American. Drafted by the Marlins in the 7th round of the 2003 MLB Draft)

•Kevin Garnett (Olympian, NBA MVP played for the Minnesota Timberwolves and currently plays for the Boston Celtics)

•Orlando Jones (Actor, best known as the 7up Yours guy and role in the 2002 film adaption of The Time Machine)

•Adam Bullard (Drafted 43rd round by Atlanta Braves in 2008 MLB Draft. First player since Marchbanks to play a professional sport)

Notable natives

  • Kevin Garnett - NBA All-Star, who currently plays for the Boston Celtics. Leaving Mauldin before his senior season of high school Garnett moved to Chicago, due to a fight in school which led to lynching charges against Garnett and several other high school friends and leaving him unable to play his senior year of basketball at Mauldin.
  • Orlando Jones - Actor and Comedian, best known for his work on MadTV and as a spokesperson for 7 Up.


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