Ravenel served the people of South Carolina in various roles from U.S. Congressman to the Charleston County School Board. But his most notable was a stint as South Carolina Senator, where he worked to secure funding to replace the old Cooper River Bridges which connect Charleston and Mount Pleasant.
According to News 2, The realtor and politician served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1945 to 1946 before graduating from the College of Charleston in 1950.
The Governor orders that the flags atop the State Capitol be lowered to half-staff from sunrise until sunset on Friday, January 20, 2023, in honor of Arthur Ravenel, Jr. and in recognition of his extraordinary legacy and lifetime of service to the State of South Carolina and the United States of America, including as as a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, South Carolina Senate, and United States House of Representatives, and the Governor requests that the flags over state buildings and buildings of the political subdivisions of this State similarly be flown at half-staff for this purpose.