Arthur Ravenel, Jr.
Arthur Ravenel Jr. ( born March 29, 1927 in Charleston, South Carolina ) is a former American politician. Between 1987 and 1995 he represented the state of South Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Arthur Ravenel served after primary school 1945-1946 in the United States Marine Corps. Then he studied until 1950 at the College of Charleston. He then worked as a broker and did contract jobs ( General Contractor ). Politically, he was a member of the Republican Party. Between 1953 and 1958 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from South Carolina; 1980 to 1986 he was a member of the State Senate.
1986 Ravenel was the first electoral district of South Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Thomas F. Hartnett on January 3, 1987. After three re- elections, he was able to complete in Congress until January 3rd, 1995 four related legislative periods. At this time there the 27th Amendment to the Constitution was adopted. He was considered very conservative and fell partly due to racist remarks. Ravenel is a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. He advocated raising the flag of the former Confederate States in the South Carolina State House. During a demonstration in support of this concern, he described the other hand incipient civil rights organization National Association for the Advancement of Colored People as " National Association for Retarded People" ( " National Association of mentally retarded persons"). Later, he apologized to the mentally disabled people to have them compared with the NAACP members.
In 1994 Ravenel opted not to run again. Instead, he applied unsuccessfully for his party's nomination for the gubernatorial elections in South Carolina. He now lives in retirement.