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Arthur Ravenel Jr.
Official portrait, 1993
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 1st district
January 3, 1987 – January 3, 1995
|Preceded by||Thomas F. Hartnett|
|Succeeded by||Mark Sanford|
|Member of the South Carolina Senate|
January 3, 1997 – January 3, 2005
|Preceded by||Greg Smith|
|Succeeded by||Raymond E. Cleary III|
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|
January 13, 1953 – January 13, 1959
|Preceded by||Multi-member district|
|Succeeded by||Multi-member district|
March 29, 1927 |
Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.
|Political party||Democratic (until 1960s)
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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