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  Anderson, Ralph
NameRalph Anderson
Address315 Elder St.
Greenville, South Carolina 29607, United States
Born November 02, 1927
DiedNovember 30, 2019 (92 years)
ContributorSC Moose
Last ModifedRBH
Dec 01, 2019 01:30pm
InfoOccupation: Retired Postmaster

g. Allen Univ., B.A.; Howard Univ., graduate studies; 1952 m. Geraldine Lewis, 3 children, Valerie, Ralph L., and Joel T.; Bd. mem., Greenville YMCA, 1969-73; Bd. of Dirs.: Greater Greenville Chamber of Commerce, 1983-85; Family Counseling Serv., 1983-86; Comr., Greenville Civil Serv. Comm., 1969-73; Municipal Assn. of S.C., 1986-88; First VP, Greenville Branch NAACP; City of Greenville Zoning Bd., 1982-83; Pres., Phyllis Wheatley Bd. of Dirs.; Exec. mem., Appalachian Council of Govts.; Rep. of the City, Greenville Housing Authority Bd.; Bd. mem.: Senior Action Greenville Co.; Sunbelt Human Advancement Resources (SHARE); Comm. Planning Council; The Comm. Foundation of Greater Greenville, Inc.; BB & T Greenville Regional Bd. of Dirs.; Merit Award, Natl. Alliance of Postal & Fed. Employees, 1972; mem., Bd. of Trustees, St. Anthony's Catholic School, Greenville; Superior Accomplishment Award, Postal Serv., 1972; Cash Awards for Suggestions, five, USPS; Phi Beta Sigma Frat. mem. & Sigma Man of the Year, 1975; Cola. Dist. Award, 1975; Long Branch Baptist Church Award, 1977; Award for Outstanding Serv., City of Greenville, 1976; Citizen of the Year Award, Omega Psi Phi Frat., 1983; W. F. Gibson Freedom Fighter Award, NAACP, 1986; Exceptional Serv. Award, City of Greenville, Parks & Recreation, 1986; Outstanding Achievement in Comm. Serv. Award, Baptist Ministers Fellowship, 1987; Certificate in Appreciation of Noteworthy Commitment to the Dev. of Viable Econ. Opportunity Progs., SHARE, 1989; Black Heritage Award in City Govt., Springfield Baptist Church, 1988; Award for Comm. Support of Affordable Housing in Greenville Co., Comm. Housing Resource Bd. & Co. Human Relations Comm., 1988; Award for Outstanding Serv. in Political Science, Greenville Alumni Chap. of S.C. State Univ.; Whitney Young Humanitarian Award, Greenville Urban League, 1991; represent SCF & the Postal Dist. on Promotion Review Bds. & Postmaster Selection Bds., USPS; Equal Employment Opportunity Specialist, S.C. & parts of Ga., 1969-73; Postmaster, Clemson & Greer, retired after 30 years of serv., 1973-83; City Councilman, City of Greenville, 1983-91; selected as one of the top 25 leaders in 2001 and 2002 by The Greenville News and 600 Comm. Leaders; 3rd Degree Mason; mil. serv.: USA, Non-commissioned Off., Troop Info. & Educ., Fort Jackson & Germany, 1950-52; prev. serv. in House June 25, 1991-96; Sen. 1997-03.


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  11/04/2008 SC State Senate 07 Won 70.08% (+43.36%)
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  11/02/2004 SC State Senate 07 Won 99.06% (+98.11%)
  06/08/2004 SC State Senate 07 - D Primary Won 81.42% (+62.83%)
  11/07/2000 SC State Senate 07 Won 64.08% (+28.15%)
  06/13/2000 SC State Senate 07 - D Primary Won 60.38% (+35.49%)
  11/05/1996 SC State Senate 07 Won 55.27% (+10.54%)
  06/11/1996 SC State Senate 07 - D Primary Won 71.63% (+43.26%)
  11/08/1994 SC State House 023 Won 98.40% (+96.80%)
  11/03/1992 SC State House 023 Won 98.58% (+97.15%)
  06/25/1991 SC State House 023 - Special Election Won 86.41% (+72.82%)
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