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Ralph H. Ellis

Original Founder

Ralph H. Ellis, original founder imageRalph 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.