Skip to Content

University Libraries - South Carolina Political Collections

SCPC > Collections - Graydon, Augustus T. "Gus" (1916-2004)

Search Collections


Any collection noted as "closed" is not available for research until its arrangement and description have been completed.

Open collections will have live links to their collection pages.

Graydon, Augustus T. "Gus" (1916-2004)

Gus Graydon was a frequent guest of the first families of South Carolina in the Governor's Mansion, beginning in the 1920s. He graduated from the University of the South in Sewanee, TN in 1937.  He was a long–time member of the Governor’s Mansion Commission and, beginning in 1971, served under four governors: John West, Jim Edwards, Dick Riley and Carroll Campbell. He worked diligently to save the Lace House and the Boylston House and Gardens, all now a part of the Governor’s Mansion complex.

Oral History Transcript (pdf, 29 pages)
Graydon discusses the Governor's Mansion book project, the role of the Governor’s Mansion Commission in acquiring Mansion furnishings, and the evolution of the Mansion complex property.  Interviewed by Dean of USC Libraries George Terry and former S.C. First Lady Ann Edwards in 2000.

Related Link:

Memory Hold the Door (USC Law School)