South Carolina Legislature
South Carolina Legislature

Former Senator Ralph Anderson


Senate District 7 - Greenville

House District 23 - Greenville

Personal Information

  • Retired Postmaster
  • Married to Geraldine Lewis, 3 children, Valerie, Ralph, and Joel
  • Greater Greenville Chamber of Commerce, 1983-85
  • Family Counseling Services, 1983-86
  • Commander, Greenville Civil Service Commission, 1969-73
  • Municipal Association of South Carolina, 1986-88
  • First Vice President, Greenville Branch NAACP
  • City of Greenville Zoning Board, 1982-83
  • President, Phyllis Wheatley Board of Directors
  • Executive member, Appalachian Council of Governments
  • Representative of the City, Greenville Housing Authority Board
  • Board Member of Senior Action Greenville County
  • Sunbelt Human Advancement Resources (SHARE)
  • Community Planning Council
  • The Community Foundation of Greater Greenville, Inc.
  • BB&T Greenville Regional Board of Directors
  • Merit Award, National Alliance of Postal and Federal Employees, 1972
  • Member, Board of Trustees, St. Anthony's Catholic School, Greenville
  • Superior Accomplishment Award, Postal Service, 1972
  • Cash Awards for Suggestions, five, United States Postal Service
  • Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity member and Sigma Man of the Year, 1975
  • Cola. District Award, 1975
  • Long Branch Baptist Church Award, 1977
  • Award for Outstanding Service, City of Greenville, 1976
  • Citizen of the Year Award, Omega Psi Phi Frat., 1983
  • W. F. Gibson Freedom Fighter Award, NAACP, 1986
  • Exceptional Service Award, City of Greenville, Parks & Recreation, 1986
  • Outstanding Achievement in Community Service Award, Baptist Ministers Fellowship, 1987
  • Certificate in Appreciation of Noteworthy Commitment to the Development of Viable Economic Opportunity Programs, SHARE, 1989
  • Black Heritage Award in City Government, Springfield Baptist Church, 1988
  • Award for Community Support of Affordable Housing in Greenville County, Community Housing Resource Board & County Human Relations Commission, 1988
  • Award for Outstanding Service in Political Science, Greenville Alumni Chapter of South Carolina State University
  • Whitney Young Humanitarian Award, Greenville Urban League, 1991
  • Represent SCF and the Postal District on Promotion Review Boards and Postmaster Selection Boards, United State Postal Service
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Specialist, South Carolina and parts of Georgia, 1969-73
  • Postmaster, Clemson and Greer, retired after 30 years of service, 1973-83
  • Selected as one of the top 25 leaders in 2001, 2002, and 2003 by The Greenville News and 600 Community Leaders
  • 3rd Degree Mason
  • United State Army, Non-commissioned Officer, Troop Information and Education, Fort Jackson and Germany, 1950-52

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