United States House of Representatives elections in South Carolina, 1902

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The 1902 South Carolina United States House of Representatives elections were held on November 4, 1902 to select seven Representatives for two-year terms from the state of South Carolina. Four incumbents were re-elected and the three open seats were retained by the Democrats. The composition of the state delegation after the election was solely Democratic.

1st Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congressman William Elliott of the 1st congressional district, in office since 1897, opted to run for the U.S. Senate instead of seeking re-election. George Swinton Legaré defeated Thomas W. Bacot in the Democratic primary and Republican challenger Aaron P. Prioleau in the general election.

Democratic primary[edit]

Democratic Primary
Candidate Votes %
George Swinton Legaré 7,466 67.5
Thomas W. Bacot 3,597 32.5


General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 1st Congressional District Election Results, 1902
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic George Swinton Legaré 3,749 95.5 +22.8
Republican Aaron P. Prioleau 175 4.5 -22.8
Majority 3,574 91.0 +45.6
Turnout 3,924
  Democratic hold

2nd Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congressman W. Jasper Talbert of the 2nd congressional district, in office since 1893, opted to run for Governor instead of seeking re-election. George W. Croft won the Democratic primary and defeated Republican challenger W.S. Dixon in the general election.

Democratic primary[edit]

Democratic Primary
Candidate Votes %
George W. Croft 4,096 34.4
G. Duncan Bellinger 3,974 33.4
J. William Thurmond 3,826 32.2
Democratic Primary Runoff
Candidate Votes % ±%
George W. Croft 5,971 50.5 +16.1
G. Duncan Bellinger 5,847 49.5 +16.1


General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 2nd Congressional District Election Results, 1902
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic George W. Croft 5,134 94.9 -2.8
Republican W.S. Dixon 274 5.0 +2.7
No party Write-Ins 4 0.1 +0.1
Majority 4,860 89.9 -5.5
Turnout 5,412
  Democratic hold

3rd Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congressman Asbury Latimer of the 3rd congressional district, in office since 1893, opted to run for the U.S. Senate instead of seeking re-election. Wyatt Aiken won the Democratic primary and defeated Republican challenger John Scott in the general election.

Democratic primary[edit]

Democratic Primary
Candidate Votes %
Wyatt Aiken 3,642 22.6
R.F. Smith 2,828 17.5
George E. Prince 2,617 16.2
I.H. McCalla 2,466 15.3
S.Y. Stribling 2,197 13.6
E. Marion Rucker 1,206 7.5
W.N. Graydon 1,180 7.3
Democratic Primary Runoff
Candidate Votes % ±%
Wyatt Aiken 8,772 55.8 +33.2
R.F. Smith 6,956 44.2 +26.7


General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 3rd Congressional District Election Results, 1902
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Wyatt Aiken 5,082 98.9 +1.4
Republican John Scott 58 1.1 -1.4
Majority 5,024 97.8 +2.8
Turnout 5,140
  Democratic hold

4th Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congressman Joseph T. Johnson of the 4th congressional district, in office since 1901, defeated Stanyarne Wilson in the Democratic primary and Republican L.W.C. Blalock in the general election.

Democratic primary[edit]

Democratic Primary
Candidate Votes %
Joseph T. Johnson 10,331 64.9
Stanyarne Wilson 5,585 35.1


General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 4th Congressional District Election Results, 1902
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Joseph T. Johnson (incumbent) 4,642 98.7 +1.7
Republican L.W.C. Blalock 61 1.3 -1.7
Majority 4,581 97.4 +3.4
Turnout 4,703
  Democratic hold

5th Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congressman David E. Finley of the 5th congressional district, in office since 1899, defeated T. Yancey Williams in the Democratic primary and Republican C.P.T. White in the general election.

Democratic primary[edit]

Democratic Primary
Candidate Votes %
David E. Finley 9,823 62.8
T. Yancey Williams 5,809 37.2


General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 5th Congressional District Election Results, 1902
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic David E. Finley (incumbent) 4,535 99.3 +2.0
Republican C.P.T. White 34 0.7 -2.0
Majority 4,501 98.6 +4.0
Turnout 4,569
  Democratic hold

6th Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congressman Robert B. Scarborough of the 6th congressional district, in office since 1901, was unopposed in his bid for re-election.

General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 6th Congressional District Election Results, 1902
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Robert B. Scarborough (incumbent) 3,981 100.0 +5.7
Majority 3,981 100.0 +11.4
Turnout 3,981
  Democratic hold

7th Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congressman Asbury Francis Lever of the 7th congressional district, in office since 1901, defeated J.B. McLaughlin in the Democratic primary and Republican challenger Alexander D. Dantzler in the general election.

Democratic primary[edit]

Democratic Primary
Candidate Votes %
Asbury Francis Lever 10,574 83.2
J.B. McLaughlin 2,132 16.8


General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 7th Congressional District Election Results, 1902
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Asbury Francis Lever (incumbent) 4,220 96.2 -3.8
Republican Alexander D. Dantzler 167 3.8 +3.8
No party Write-Ins 1 0.0 0.0
Majority 4,053 92.4 -7.6
Turnout 4,388
  Democratic hold

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Jordan, Frank E. The Primary State: A History of the Democratic Party in South Carolina, 1876-1962. pp. 97, 100, 104, 109, 114, 122. 
  • "Report of the Secretary of State to the General Assembly of South Carolina." Reports and Resolutions of the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina. Volume II. Columbia, SC: 1903, pp. 1372–1373.