Woodrow W. Bousman, 68, a retired postal inspector and a former Maryland vice commander of the American Legion, died Sunday at a hospital in Orlando, Fla., following a heart attack. He was stricken at his home in Orlando.
Mr. Bousman was born in Franklin County, Va., and grew up in Danville, Va. He moved to Washington in 1932 and went to work for the old Post Office Department, where he became a postal inspector. He retired in 1958 for reasons of health.
In the 1930s, Mr. Bousman played semiprofessional baseball in the Washington area. He also helped start basketball programs at the YMCA here.
During World War II, he served in the Marine Corps in the Pacific.
He lived in Cheverly after the war and was commander of American Legion Post No. 108 and a member of the Forty and Eight. He served as a district commander of the Legion and then became vice commander for the state. He also was the Maryland director of the Legion's "Americanism" program and was the director of Boys State in Maryland, a part of the organization's citizenship and leadership program for young people.
Mr. Bousman later lived in Arlington. He moved to Cocoa, Fla., in 1972 and had lived in Orlando for the last four years.
His marriage to the former Louise Carl ended in divorce.
Survivors include a son, Robert L., of Burke, Va., five brothers and five sisters, and three grandchildren.