Ralph H. Ellis
Ralph Henry Ellis (1922-1997) was a charter member of the Coastal Carolina Educational Foundation, serving from 1954 to 1962. He was a supporter of Coastal Carolina College and played a major part in the passage of the three mill tax levy to support the school in 1959.
Ellis was elected to the S.C. House of Representatives and served from 1955-1956, and served in the S.C. Senate from 1977-1983.
In 1994, he was awarded the Order of the Palmetto, the state's highest civililan award, for his service to the state of South Carolina.