South Carolina Legislature


    Former Representative Ralph W. Canty

Representative Ralph W. Canty photo

Home County: SUMTER

House District 51 - Sumter

Personal Information

  • Residing at 104 South Salem Ave., Sumter
  • Born Oct. 9, 1945 in Sumter
  • Son of the late Rev. Benjamin F. Canty, Sr. & the late Rena (Smith) Canty
  • Graduated from Morris Coll., A.B., 1967, B.D., 1972, D.D. (Hon.), 1981
  • Graduated from Benedict Coll., LLD (Hon.) Morehouse School of Religion, I.T.C. postgraduater studies
  • Married to Toye J., 5 children, Bryant, Ralph, Jr., Serena, Christina and Richburg Williston
  • Pastor, Savannah Grove Baptist church, Effingham, 1969-
  • Pres., Job's Mortuary, Inc., Sumter, 1970-
  • Pres., Iris Communications, Inc., (WICI-FM), Sumter, 1988-
  • Pres., Bd. of Dirs., Congress of Natl. Black Churches, 1999-
  • Pres., S.C. Morticians Assn., 1991-94
  • Pres. Black Concerned Clergy Assn., Housing Development Corp. 1991-93
  • Pres., Progressive Natl. Baptist Convention, USA, 1981-82
  • Pres., S.C. Baptist Congress of Christian Educ., 1978-82
  • Moderator, Black Concerned Clergy Assn., 1988-91
  • Trustee, Morris Coll., 1984-93
  • Bd. of Dirs., Wateree Comm. Actions, Inc., 1990-93
  • Bd. of Dirs., Comm. Immediate Care Facility, 1994-
  • Omega Psi Phi Frat, Inc.
  • NAACP (Life mem.)
  • Gen. Council, Baptist World Alliance, 1981-83
  • Bd. of Dirs., Natl. Council of Churches of Christ, 1980-84
  • Prev. serv. in House July 9, 1991-99.

   

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