Memory Hold The Door

Recent Honorees

2017 Memory Hold The Door Honorees

The Memory Hold the Door induction ceremony was held January 19, 2017 at the 2017 South Carolina Bar Convention at the Hyatt Regency Greenville, Greenville, South Carolina. The 2017 inductees are:

Orientation Display

During fall law school orientation, four biographies from Memory Hold the Door are cited to highlight the professional virtues that law students and lawyers should cultivate. In addition, the Law Library mounts a display that celebrates the lives and accomplishments of the four highlighted honorees. The attorneys honored in the current display are:

Frank Boyd Gary, Jr. (1900–1971)
“A wise counsellor, a skillful lawyer, loyal friend, delightful companion, bon vivant and clubman, he upheld his family’s high standards of ethics, courage and integrity. He contributed to the administration of justice, served his country in peace and war, and met death with equanimity.”
Charlton B. Horger (1914–1997)
“There is something about being in the environment of the Edisto River which runs through his town of Orangeburg. The river is black, flows deep, quietly and softly and is never-ending in its continuity. Charlton Horger must have been influenced by this beautiful part of nature because in his law practice and his goals in life he never stopped until his goals were achieved. It made no difference how hard and difficult was the legal task, how much energy was required, he always accomplished his task with absolute determination and conviction.”
Augustus Graydon (1916–2007)
A true Renaissance man, Gus Graydon was a journalist, amateur historian, and lawyer. He was a larger than life figure who helped found the Historic Columbia Foundation, served as building chair of the Richland County Public Library and was a long-time member of the Governor’s Mansion Commission. He designed a stained glass window for Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. Although he practiced law diligently, he had a life outside of the law.
Angela Roddey Holder (1938–2009)
“Angela Holder was one of the earliest contributors to the field of health law, working as an educator, author, organization leader, and advocate over the course of her long career. … Her advice — both professional and personal — was valued by individuals and organizations alike.”

Orientation Display

The display is located on the first floor of the library, between the South Carolina Legal History Collection and the Attorneys Room.