R. Grant Singleton

R. Grant Singleton

R. Grant Singleton (1924-2011) was an attorney and longtime supporter of Coastal Carolina University. In his retirement, Singleton consulted on business investments and was active in community service, was a gubernatorial appointee to the S.C. Commission on the Future of South Carolina, a member of Palmetto Project Advisory Council and chair of the Horry County Library Commission.

Singleton served on the board of directors of the Coastal Educational Foundation (CEF) beginning in 1984, including serving as CEF president from 2002-2004, and vice president in 2000-2001. Beginning in 1957, Singleton taught courses in commercial law at Coastal for a number of years.

He and his wife, the late Elizabeth "Libba" Singleton, established the R. Grant and Elizabeth G. Singleton Professorship in Teacher Education at Coastal. They also established an endowment for the establishment and maintenance of a permanent visual art collection at Coastal.

Singleton was an aeriest and donated two of his original sculptures to the University in 2005, including "Gentleman Jim," a bronze bust of legendary Grand Strand golf professional and promoter Jimmy D'Angelo. The work was completed in 2000 and received a first place award for three-dimensional works in a juried exhibition at Brookgreen Gardens.

He earned a juris doctor degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1949 and a master of laws degree from New York University in 1951.

Singleton was named an honorary founder of Coastal Carolina University in 1996.