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Arthur Ravenel Jr.
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Official portrait, 1993
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 1st district
In office
January 3, 1987 – January 3, 1995
Preceded by Thomas F. Hartnett
Succeeded by Mark Sanford
Member of the South Carolina Senate
In office
January 3, 1997 – January 3, 2005
Preceded by Greg Smith
Succeeded by Raymond E. Cleary III
Constituency 34th district
In office
January 13, 1981 – January 3, 1987
Preceded by Allen Ruffin Carter
Arnold Samuel Goodstein
Thomas Forbes Hartnett
Succeeded by Sherry Shealy Martschink
Constituency 16th district (1981–1985)
44th district (1985–1987)
Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives from Charleston County
In office
January 13, 1953 – January 13, 1959
Preceded by Multi-member district
Succeeded by Multi-member district
Personal details
Born (1927-03-29) March 29, 1927 (age 95)
Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.
Political party Democratic (until 1960s)
Republican (1960s–present)

Arthur Ravenel Jr. (born March 29, 1927) is a businessman and a Republican politician from Charleston, South Carolina.

Early life

The Charleston-born Ravenel served in the United States Marine Corps from 1945 to 1946. He received a bachelor of science degree from the College of Charleston in 1950. He was a realtor and general contractor. He was a Democratic member of the South Carolina House of Representatives from 1953 to 1959.

He became a Republican in the early 1960s and ran many times for office. He lost elections for the South Carolina State Senate three times (1962, 1974, and 1976), for the United States House of Representatives (1971 special election), and for mayor of Charleston (also 1971).

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