Phil P. Leventis

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Phil P. Leventis
Member of the South Carolina Senate
from the 35th district
In office
1980-2012
Personal details
Born (1945-11-03) November 3, 1945 (age 71)
Lexington County, South Carolina
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Ellen
Profession President and General Manager, Dixie Beverage Company
Military service
Service/branch United States Air Force, South Carolina Air National Guard
Years of service 1969-1999
Rank Brigadier General
Battles/wars Gulf War

Phil P. Leventis is a former Democratic member of the South Carolina Senate who represented the 35th District from 1980 to 2012.

Born in Lexington County, South Carolina, Leventis graduated from the University of Virginia in 1969. He then received his commission as second lieutenant from the United States Air Force. He then became an air force pilot. Leventis retired from the South Carolina Air National Guard as Assistant Adjutant General for Air in 1999 after 30 years of service. During his service he amassed more than 3,600 hours of flying time, mostly in the F-102, A-7, and F-16, and flew 21 combat missions over Kuwait and Iraq during Operation Desert Storm. His grade upon retirement, Brigadier General, was federally recognized in March 1998.[1]

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