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|Occupation||Former Deputy sheriff, Mayor of Smallville|
|Played By||William B. Davis|
Mayor William Tate was a sheriff deputy who was later elected mayor of Smallville.
In 1961, he was in love with Louise McCallum and had Lachlan Luthor try to kill Jor-El (disguised as Joe the Drifter) and frame Dex McCallum so that he could have Louise all to himself. Though he framed Dex, Jor-El escaped and Louise got caught in the crossfire.
In 2003, he confessed to Sheriff Adams that he was responsible for what happened to Louise after Clark- having learned the truth about Jor-El's involvement in Louise's death- confronted Tate, using Jor-El's old clothes and his speed to pose as Joe's 'ghost' and provoke him into a confession. He was subsequently sent to prison and has not been seen since.