The first African-American mayor of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, an office he held from 1984 to 1992. His tenure was marred by the MOVE confrontation in 1985, which killed 11 people, and left 240 people homeless.
He earned his degree from Morgan State University in 1957.
His son W. Wilson Good Jr. is a City Councilman in Philadelphia.
He has three children with wife Velma Williams.
He beat former mayor Frank Rizzo in the 1986 mayoral elections.