Thomas Green Clemson was born in Philadelphia in 1807. In 1838 he married Anna Maria Calhoun, daughter of South Carolina Senator John C. Calhoun. Clemson served as U.S. ambassador to Belgium and later Superintendent of Agricultural Affairs in Washington. After the Civil War, Clemson saw farming as a crucial part of rebuilding the South. Throughout his final years he outlined plans for the Clemson Agricultural College of South Carolina.
Included in the program are interviews with Ann R. Russell; Dr. Jerome "Jerry" Reel; Will Hiott; and Dr. James Barker.