Arthur Ravenel Jr.
Arthur Ravenel Jr. (born March 29, 1927) is an American businessman and a Republican politician. He was born in Charleston, South Carolina. He served as a member of the United States House of Representatives from South Carolina's 1st congressional district. He served from 1987 through 1995.
Ravenel is a member of Moultrie Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans, and is a supporter of the Confederate flag being flown at the South Carolina statehouse. He made controversy at a rally for the flag in 2000 when he referred to the NAACP as the “National Association for Retarded People”. Ravenel upset even more people after he apologized to mentally handicapped people for comparing them to the NAACP.
References[change | change source]
- "Our Lowcountry Skyline, Ten Years Later: The Ravenel Bridge". Mount Pleasant Magazine. 7 July 2015.
- "Giuliani's South Carolina adviser has controversial history with NAACP". "Political Ticker" blog. CNN. 2007-06-26. Archived from the original on 29 June 2007. Retrieved 2007-06-27.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Biography at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Voting record maintained by The Washington Post