South Carolina's 7th congressional district

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"SC-07" redirects here. For other uses, see SC 7 (disambiguation).
South Carolina's 7th congressional district
South Carolina's 7th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
South Carolina's 7th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Tom Rice (RMyrtle Beach)
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The 7th Congressional District of South Carolina is a congressional district for the United States House of Representatives in South Carolina. It was first eliminated in 1853 as a result of the 1850 Census. After the 1880 Census, it was reconstituted for 50 years. Called the "shoestring district" because of its long, narrow shape, it had majority black voters, who elected African-American representatives to Congress in the late 19th century.

The 1895 constitution disfranchised black voters by discriminatory changes to voter registration and electoral rules. Following that, only white Democrats were elected to Congress from the district. It was eliminated in 1933 after redistricting following the 1930 Census. It was last represented by Hampton P. Fulmer, who was redistricted into the 2nd District.

South Carolina had only six districts for the next 80 years, until it regained a seventh district in 2013 as a result of the 2010 Census. The new configuration of the 7th district is located in northeastern South Carolina, including the Myrtle Beach metropolitan area and the Pee Dee region.[1][2] It is roughly similar to the configuration of the 6th district before it was reconfigured as a black-majority district after the 1990 census. Republican Tom Rice won the seat in the 2012 elections and took office in January 2013, when the 113th Congress convened.

List of representatives[edit]

Name Tenure Party Electoral history
District created in 1803
No image.svg Thomas Moore March 4, 1803 –
March 3, 1813
Democratic-
Republican
Redistricted from the 6th district
No image.svg Elias Earle March 4, 1813 –
March 3, 1815
Democratic-
Republican
Redistricted from the 8th district
No image.svg John Taylor March 4, 1815 –
March 3, 1817
Democratic-
Republican
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Elias Earle March 4, 1817 –
March 3, 1821
Democratic-
Republican
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg John Wilson March 4, 1821 –
March 3, 1823
Democratic-
Republican
Redistricted to the 6th district
No image.svgJoseph Gist March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
Jackson
Republican
Redistricted from the 8th district
March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1827
Jacksonian
No image.svg William T. Nuckolls March 4, 1827 –
March 3, 1833
Jacksonian [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg William K. Clowney March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1835
Nullifier [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg James Rogers March 4, 1835 –
March 3, 1837
Jacksonian [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg William K. Clowney March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
Nullifier [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg James Rogers March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1843
Democratic [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Robert Barnwell Rhett, Sr.gif Robert B. Rhett March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1849
Democratic Redistricted from the 2nd district
No image.svg William F. Colcock March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1853
Democratic [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
District eliminated in 1853
District re-established in 1883
Edmund William McGregor Mackey - Brady-Handy.jpg Edmund W.M. Mackey March 4, 1883 –
January 27, 1884
Republican Redistricted from the 2nd district

Died
Robert Smalls - Brady-Handy.jpg Robert Smalls March 18, 1884 –
March 3, 1887
Republican [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
William Elliott.jpeg William Elliott March 4, 1887 –
September 23, 1890
Democratic Lost contested election
Thomas Ezekiel Miller.jpg Thomas E. Miller September 24, 1890 –
March 3, 1891
Republican Won contested election
William Elliott.jpeg William Elliott March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1893
Democratic [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
George Washington Murray.jpg George W. Murray March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1895
Republican Won contested election of 1894, finally seated in 1896
No image.svg J. William Stokes March 4, 1895 –
June 1, 1896
Democratic Seat declared vacant while being contested because of Democratic election fraud
November 3, 1896 –
July 6, 1901
Died
Asbury Francis Lever hec-12496.jpg Asbury F. Lever November 5, 1901 –
August 1, 1919
Democratic Resigned to become member of Federal Farm Loan Board
EdwardCMann.jpg Edward C. Mann October 7, 1919 –
March 3, 1921
Democratic [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
HamptonPFulmer.jpg Hampton P. Fulmer March 4, 1921 –
March 3, 1933
Democratic Redistricted to the 2nd district
District eliminated in 1933
District re-established in 2013
Tom Rice, Official Portrait, 113th Congress - full.jpg Tom Rice January 3, 2013 –
Present
Republican Incumbent

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Coordinates: 34°07′N 79°21′W / 34.11°N 79.35°W / 34.11; -79.35