United States House of Representatives elections in South Carolina, 1904

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The 1904 South Carolina United States House of Representatives elections were held on November 8, 1904 to select seven Representatives for two-year terms from the state of South Carolina. All five incumbents who ran were re-elected and the open seats in the 2nd congressional district and 6th congressional district were retained by the Democrats. The composition of the state delegation thus remained solely Democratic.

1st Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congressman George Swinton Legaré of the 1st congressional district, in office since 1903, defeated two Republican challengers.

General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 1st Congressional District Election Results, 1904
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic George S. Legaré (incumbent) 6,068 91.3 -4.2
Republican J.N. Noland 346 5.2 N/A
Republican Aaron P. Prioleau 234 3.5 N/A
Majority 5,722 86.1 -4.9
Turnout 6,648
  Democratic hold

2nd Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congressman Theodore G. Croft of the 2nd congressional district, in office since 1904, did not seek re-election. James O'H. Patterson won the Democratic primary and defeated Republican Isaac Myers in the general election.

Democratic primary[edit]

Democratic Primary
Candidate Votes %
James O'H. Patterson 5,238 39.7
S.G. Mayfield 5,060 38.4
Leon J. Williams 2,883 21.9
Democratic Primary Runoff
Candidate Votes % ±%
James O'H. Patterson 6,654 54.7 +15.0
S.G. Mayfield 5,520 45.3 +6.9


General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 2nd Congressional District Election Results, 1904
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic James O'H. Patterson 7,426 94.7 -0.2
Republican Isaac Myers 419 5.3 +0.3
Majority 7,007 89.4 -0.5
Turnout 7,845
  Democratic hold

3rd Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congressman Wyatt Aiken of the 3rd congressional district, in office since 1903, defeated I.H. McCalla in the Democratic primary and Republican John Scott in the general election.

Democratic primary[edit]

Democratic Primary
Candidate Votes %
Wyatt Aiken 11,119 61.7
I.H. McCalla 6,909 38.3


General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 3rd Congressional District Election Results, 1904
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Wyatt Aiken (incumbent) 7,659 98.2 -0.7
Republican John Scott 142 1.8 +0.7
No party Write-Ins 1 0.0 0.0
Majority 7,517 96.4 -1.4
Turnout 7,802
  Democratic hold

4th Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congressman Joseph T. Johnson of the 4th congressional district, in office since 1901, defeated Republican challenger J.D. Adams.

General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 4th Congressional District Election Results, 1904
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Joseph T. Johnson (incumbent) 8,516 97.5 -1.2
Republican J.D. Adams 219 2.5 +1.2
Majority 8,297 95.0 -2.4
Turnout 8,735
  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. 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, 1904
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic David E. Finley (incumbent) 7,828 98.5 -0.8
Republican C.P. White 121 1.5 +0.8
Majority 7,707 97.0 -1.6
Turnout 7,949
  Democratic hold

6th Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congressman Robert B. Scarborough of the 6th congressional district, in office since 1901, opted to retire. J. Edwin Ellerbe, brother of former South Carolina Governor William Haselden Ellerbe, won the Democratic primary and defeated Republican E.H. Deas in the general election.

Democratic primary[edit]

Democratic Primary
Candidate Votes %
J. Willard Ragsdale 4,923 30.1
J. Edwin Ellerbe 4,808 29.4
James Norton 4,205 25.7
George W. Dargan 2,425 14.8
Democratic Primary Runoff
Candidate Votes % ±%
J. Edwin Ellerbe 7,735 57.4 +28.0
J. Willard Ragsdale 5,730 42.6 +12.5


General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 6th Congressional District Election Results, 1904
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic J. Edwin Ellerbe 8,353 95.8 -4.2
Republican E.H. Deas 370 4.2 +4.2
Majority 7,983 91.6 -8.4
Turnout 8,723
  Democratic hold

7th Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congressman Asbury Francis Lever of the 7th congressional district, in office since 1901, defeated Republican challenger C.C. Jacobs.

General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 7th Congressional District Election Results, 1904
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Asbury F. Lever (incumbent) 8,726 93.8 -2.4
Republican C.C. Jacobs 563 6.0 +2.2
No party Write-Ins 16 0.2 +0.2
Majority 8,163 87.8 -4.6
Turnout 9,305
  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. 101, 104, 114, 118. 
  • "Report of the Secretary of State to the General Assembly of South Carolina. Part II." Reports and Resolutions of the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina. Volume II. Columbia, SC: 1905, p. 375.