Kathryn Calhoun Dennis, 24, is the proud mother of daughter, Kensington Calhoun Ravenel and son, St. Julien Rembert Ravenel. She is the scion of two families that ruled South Carolina and the early United States for decades – she’s the granddaughter of long-time State Senator Rembert C. Dennis (known for opening a session of Congress with his uncanny turkey mating call) and a direct descendent of John C. Calhoun, Vice President of the United States under John Adams and Andrew Jackson and possessor of one of the most eccentric haircuts in American history. Born in Charleston, but raised in bucolic Berkeley County on the family plantation, Kathryn is the epitome of the country-sophisticated Southern Belle. She learned to ride a bike on the dirt roads out back and fished on her pond with red cane poles. But her love of the peaceful rural life didn’t slow her down. She started modeling at age 14, pledged Delta Delta Delta at the University of South Carolina, and studied political science and woman’s studies. From there, she followed her ancestors’ footsteps to the state capital, working for two State Senators and the Lieutenant Governor. But politics weren’t enough and Kathryn soon moved back to Charleston to expand her career and pursue her dreams. That’s where she met Whitney Sudler-Smith, and through him, Thomas Ravenel. Now that she is a young mother, Kathryn is focused on raising her daughter and son with the same values and principles that her family has stood for since before the Civil War.
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