South Carolina's 6th congressional district

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South Carolina's 6th congressional district
South Carolina's 6th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
South Carolina's 6th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Jim Clyburn (DColumbia)
Population (2000) 668,670
Median income $28,967
Ethnicity 40.8% White, 57.0% Black, 0.5% Asian, 1.5% Hispanic, 0.3% Native American, 0.1% other
Cook PVI D+17

The 6th Congressional District of South Carolina is a congressional district in central South Carolina. From 2003 to 2013 it included all of Bamberg, Clarendon, Colleton, Marion and Williamsburg counties and parts of Berkeley, Calhoun, Charleston, Dorchester, Florence, Georgetown, Lee, Orangeburg, Richland and Sumter counties. The district borders shifted south in the 2012 redistricting, moving away from North Carolina and adding the Georgia-South Carolina border.

The district was defined in the early 1990s in a deal between state Republicans (mostly white) and Democrats (mostly black) in the South Carolina General Assembly to ensure a majority-black population, known as a majority-minority district. The rural counties of the historical black belt in South Carolina make up much of the district, but it sweeps south to include most of the black precincts in Charleston, and west to include most of the black precincts in Columbia.

The district is the only safe Democratic district in the state. Even before being reconfigured as a majority-black district, it was considered a Democratic bastion, as the state had been until the late twentieth century. It included the northeastern part of the state, from Darlington to Myrtle Beach. It has elected only two Republicans since the early twentieth century, in both cases for only a single term.

Jim Clyburn, the current Assistant House Minority Leader, has represented this district since taking office in 1993.

List of representatives[edit]

Name Years Party Electoral history
District created in 1793
Andrew Pickens.jpg Andrew Pickens March 4, 1793 –
March 3, 1795
Anti-
Administration
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Samuel Earle March 4, 1795 –
March 3, 1797
Democratic-
Republican
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
William Smith March 4, 1797 –
March 3, 1799
Democratic-
Republican
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Abraham Nott March 4, 1799 –
March 3, 1801
Federalist [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Thomas Moore March 4, 1801 –
March 3, 1803
Democratic-
Republican
Redistricted to the 7th district
Levi Casey March 4, 1803 –
February 3, 1807
Democratic-
Republican
Died
Joseph Calhoun June 2, 1807 –
March 3, 1811
Democratic-
Republican
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
JohnCCalhoun.jpeg John C. Calhoun March 4, 1811 –
November 3, 1817
Democratic-
Republican
Resigned after being appointed Secretary of War
Eldred Simkins January 24, 1818 –
March 3, 1821
Democratic-
Republican
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
George-McDuffie.jpg George McDuffie March 4, 1821 –
March 3, 1823
Democratic-
Republican
Redistricted to the 5th district
John Wilson March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
Jacksonian
Democratic-Republican
Redistricted from the 7th district
| March 4, 1825 –
| March 3, 1827
Jacksonian [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Warren R. Davis March 4, 1827 –
March 3, 1831
Jacksonian Died
March 4, 1831 –
January 29, 1835
Nullifier
Waddy Thompson Jr.svg Waddy Thompson, Jr. September 10, 1835 –
March 3, 1837
Anti-
Jackson
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1841
Whig
William Butler March 4, 1841 –
March 3, 1843
Whig [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Isaac E. Holmes March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1851
Democratic Redistricted from the 1st district
William Aiken.jpg William Aiken, Jr. March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
Democratic Redistricted to the 2nd district
WilliamWatersBoyce.jpg William W. Boyce March 4, 1853 –
December 21, 1860
Democratic Retired
Civil War - Occupation and Reconstruction - Not Allocated
District eliminated in 1867
District re-established 1883
George W. Dargan March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1891
Democratic [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
EliTStackhouse.jpg Eli T. Stackhouse March 4, 1891 –
June 14, 1892
Democratic Died
John Lowndes McLaurin.jpg John L. McLaurin December 5, 1892 –
May 31, 1897
Democratic Resigned after being elected to US Senate
James Norton December 6, 1897 –
March 3, 1901
Democratic [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Robert B. Scarborough March 4, 1901 –
March 3, 1905
Democratic [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
J. Edwin Ellerbe March 4, 1905 –
March 3, 1913
Democratic [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
J. Willard Ragsdale March 4, 1913 –
July 23, 1919
Democratic Died
Philip H. Stoll October 7, 1919 –
March 3, 1923
Democratic [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Allard H. Gasque March 4, 1923 –
June 17, 1938
Democratic Died
Elizabeth Hawley Gasque.jpg Elizabeth H. Gasque September 13, 1938 –
January 3, 1939
Democratic [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
John L. McMillan.jpg John L. McMillan January 3, 1939 –
January 3, 1973
Democratic Lost primary to John Jenrette in 1972
Edward Lunn Young.jpg Edward Lunn Young January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1975
Republican Beat Jenrette in 1972 only to lose to him two years later.
John Jenrette.png John Jenrette January 3, 1975 –
December 10, 1980
Democratic First sought the office in 1972, winning on his second attempt. Defeated for reelection in 1980 and resigned early as a result of the ABSCAM scandal
John Light Napier.jpg John L. Napier January 3, 1981 –
January 3, 1983
Republican Defeated for reelection
Robin Tallon January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1993
Democratic Retired when district was redistricted as a minority-majority district
James Clyburn, official Congressional Majority Whip photo.jpg Jim Clyburn January 3, 1993 –
Present
Democratic First elected in 1992

Historical district boundaries[edit]

1995 - 2013

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References[edit]

Coordinates: 33°18′N 80°33′W / 33.30°N 80.55°W / 33.30; -80.55