Ralph Norman is a lifelong resident of South Carolina's 5th district. He studied at Rock Hill public schools, graduating from Rock Hill High School in 1971. He attended Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC, and graduated in 1975 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business.
Ralph has established himself as one of South Carolina's leading businessmen. He joined his father's property and construction business right after college, and grew it into one of South Carolina's most successful commercial real estate developers.
Over the course of his career, Ralph has served with a number of organizations dedicated to improving the community. These organizations include the York County Home Builders Association, the Children's Attention Home, the Salvation Army, and the Medical University of South Carolina Board of Visitors.