United States House of Representatives elections in South Carolina, 1788

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United States House of Representatives elections in South Carolina, 1788
South Carolina
November 24-25, 1788
→ 1790

All 5 South Carolina seats to the United States House of Representatives
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Anti-Administration Pro-Administration
Seats won 3 2
Popular vote 2,069 1,343
Percentage 57.8% 37.5%
South Carolina Congressional Districts, 1788 to 1790
  1st District, Charleston
  2nd District, Beaufort-Orangeburg
  3rd District, Georgetown-Cheraw
  4th District, Camden
  5th District, Ninety-Six

The 1788 South Carolina United States House of Representatives elections were held on November 24 and November 25, 1788 to select five Representatives for two-year terms from the state of South Carolina. The elections resulted in two candidates in support of Washington's administration and three candidates opposed to his policies.

1st Congressional District[edit]

William L. Smith defeated two candidates in the first election of the 1st congressional district, known as the Charleston District.

Candidate Position Votes[1] Percent
William L. Smith Pro-Administration 653 53.09%
Alexander Gillon Anti-Administration 381 31.38%
David Ramsay Pro-Administration 191 15.53%

2nd Congressional District[edit]

Aedanus Burke defeated Robert Barnwell in the first election of the 2nd congressional district, known as the Beaufort-Orangeburg District.

Candidate Position Votes[2] Percent
Aedanus Burke Anti-Administration 422 99.29%
Robert Barnwell Pro-Administration 1 0.24%
John Bull 1 0.24%
John Kean 1 0.24%

3rd Congressional District[edit]

Daniel Huger won the first election of the 3rd congressional district, known as the Georgetown-Cheraw District.

Candidate Position Votes[3] Percent
Daniel Huger Pro-Administration 496 75.04%
John Page 165 24.96%

4th Congressional District[edit]

Thomas Sumter won the first election of the 4th congressional district, known as the Camden District.

Candidate Position Votes[4] Percent
Thomas Sumter Anti-Administration 507 100%

5th Congressional District[edit]

Thomas Tudor Tucker won the first election of the 5th congressional district, known as the Ninety-Six District.

Candidate Position Votes[5] Percent
Thomas Tudor Tucker Anti-Administration 759 100%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Becker, Robert A.; Merrill Jensen (1976). The Documentary History of the First Federal Elections 1788-1790. Volume I. The University of Wisconsin Press. pp. 198–199. ISBN 0-299-06690-8.