Grady Patterson

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Grady Patterson
South Carolina State Treasurer
In office
January 3, 1998 – January 3, 2006
Preceded by Richard Eckstrom
Succeeded by Thomas Ravenel
In office
January 3, 1966 – January 3, 1994
Preceded by Jefferson Bates
Succeeded by Richard Eckstrom
Personal details
Born January 13, 1924
Died December 7, 2009(2009-12-07) (aged 85)
Political party Democratic
Alma mater University of South Carolina (B.A., J.D.)
Occupation Military Officer
Religion Christian
Awards Air Force Distinguished Service Medal
Military service
Allegiance United States
Service/branch South Carolina Air National Guard
Years of service 1946–1984
Rank US-O9 insignia.svg Lieutenant General

Grady Leslie Patterson, Jr. (January 13, 1924 – December 7, 2009) was the South Carolina State Treasurer and a United States Air Force Lieutenant General.[1]

Born in Calhoun Falls, South Carolina, Patterson graduated from University of South Carolina. He served in World War II and was State Treasurer of South Carolina for thirty-seven years.[2]

In 2006, he was defeated for reelection by Republican Thomas Ravenel.