WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made this statement on the passing of former State Treasurer Grady Patterson.
“With the passing of Grady Patterson, South Carolina has lost one of its most respected leaders and a true patriot. Grady was the kind of man who understood people. He was a friend to all, and throughout his public life earned the respect of those who dealt with him. Most importantly, he earned the confidence of the people of South Carolina by being a good steward of their dollars.
“I know how important his Air Force career was to him, and he had every reason to be proud of his service. As a World War II fighter pilot, he rose through the ranks to Major General in the Air National Guard. He leaves behind a loving family and legions of friends from across the political spectrum.”