Ravenel, Charles Dufort, 1938-

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Born in Charleston, S.C., Charles "Pug" Ravenel, acquired his nickname after breaking his nose twice while playing baseball; attended Bishop England High School (Charleston, S.C.) and Phillips Exeter Academy (N.H.); graduated from Harvard University in 1961, was named First Marshal (President) of his class; earned his MBA in 1964 from Harvard Business School and worked in New York for a Wall Street investment banking firm.

In 1972 Ravenel returned to Charleston, S.C., where he helped establish firm of Ravenel, Dawson, and Hastie, Inc., an investment banking firm; in 1974, won the Democratic nomination for governor from among 7 candidates; however a lawsuit challenged his residency status; the S.C. Supreme Court ruled that Ravenel did not meet the residency requirement, and the Democratic nomination went to William Jennings Bryan Dorn. The controversy enabled the Republican candidate, James Edwards, to win the election and become the state's first Republican governor since Reconstruction. In following years, Ravenel twice campaigned unsuccessfully for the U.S. Congress.

From the description of Charles D. Ravenel Papers, 1973-1996. (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 64583881

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referencedIn Thurmond, Strom, 1902-2003. Strom Thurmond Campaigns Series. 1938-1980, 1954-1979. Clemson University Libraries, Robert Muldrow Cooper Library
referencedIn Robinson, Bernice, 1914-1994. Bernice V. Robinson papers, 1957-1985 (bulk 1960-1980). College of Charleston, Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library
referencedIn Harvard University Archives Photograph Collection: Portraits, ca. 1852-ca. 2004 Harvard University Archives.
creatorOf Ravenel, Charles Dufort, 1938-. Charles Dufort Ravenel : commercials, 1974. University of Oklahoma, Political Community Archives
referencedIn Thurmond, Strom, 1902-2003. Strom Thurmond cartoons series. 1869-1985 : 1954-1985. Clemson University Libraries, Robert Muldrow Cooper Library
creatorOf Ravenel, Charles Dufort, 1938-. Charles D. Ravenel Papers, 1973-1996. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
creatorOf Thurmond, Strom, 1902-2003. Strom Thurmond about series. 1946-2002. Clemson University Libraries, Robert Muldrow Cooper Library
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associatedWith Bessinger, Maurice, 1930- person
associatedWith Campbell, Carroll A. person
associatedWith Culbertson, John Bolt. person
correspondedWith Democratic Party (S.C.) corporateBody
associatedWith Dorn, William Jennings Bryan, 1916-2005. person
associatedWith Edwards, James B., 1927- person
associatedWith Frederick, Keith. person
associatedWith Holleman, Frank. person
associatedWith Jennings, Peggy. person
associatedWith Morris, Earle E. person
associatedWith Robinson, Bernice, 1914-1994. person
associatedWith Thurmond, Strom, 1902-2003. person
associatedWith University of Oklahoma. Political Commercial Archive. corporateBody
associatedWith Zeigler, Eugene N. person
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Charleston (S.C.)
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Elections--History--20th century
Governors--Nomination
Television advertising
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