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Irene Krugman Rudnick (December 27, 1929 – February 2, 2019) was an American politician in the state of South Carolina.[1]

Irene Krugman Rudnick
Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives
from the 81st/Aiken County district
In office
In office
In office
Personal details
Irene Krugman

(1929-12-27)December 27, 1929
Columbia, South Carolina, U.S.
DiedFebruary 2, 2019(2019-02-02) (aged 89)
Aiken, South Carolina, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Harold Rudnick
ChildrenMorris Rudnick, Helen Rudnick Rapoport
Alma materUniversity of South Carolina A.B., cum laude, 1949, J.D., 1952, Doctor of Education

Rudnick served in the South Carolina House of Representatives from 1972 to 1976, 1981 to 1984, and 1987 to 1994 representing Aiken County, South Carolina.

A lawyer,[2] Rudnick was the first Jewish woman to be elected to the South Carolina Legislature.[3]


Rudnick was born in Columbia, South Carolina and graduated from Columbia High School. She received her bachelor's and law degrees from University of South Carolina. Rudnick practiced law in Aiken, South Carolina, and also taught at USC Aiken. She also taught at an elementary school.[4]


  1. ^, Dede Biles. "Politician, educator and lawyer Irene Rudnick dies at age of 89". Aiken Standard. Retrieved February 4, 2019.
  2. ^ "Southeastern Institute for Women in Politics". Retrieved January 13, 2015.
  3. ^ "Legislative Manual - General Assembly of South Carolina". Retrieved January 13, 2015.
  4. ^ Irene Krugman Rudnick-obituary