Former S.C. Rep. John Graham Altman is dead, one of his daughters is confirming to a local media outlet.
The 79-year-old – a former spokesman to Democratic Gov. Fritz Hollings – served five terms as a “Republican” in the S.C. House of Representatives from 1997-2007.
FITS reported on Altman’s hospitalization last month – including allegations that his wife, S.C. Federation of Republican Women (SCFRW) chairwoman Charm Altman, had mistreated him.
“He had been laying on the couch since last November,” one source told us at the time.
We obviously had very little in common with Altman ideologically. He was a die-hard “Republican in Name Only” – an especially cantankerous and irascible one at that – one of many who repeatedly put the interests of the Columbia, S.C. political establishment ahead of the interests of the people he was supposed to be representing.
Having said that we don’t wish mistreatment (or neglect) on anyone …