United States House of Representatives elections in South Carolina, 1906

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The 1906 South Carolina United States House of Representatives elections were held on November 6, 1906 to select seven Representatives for two-year terms from the state of South Carolina. All seven incumbents were re-elected and the composition of the state delegation remained solely Democratic.

1st Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congressman George Swinton Legaré of the 1st congressional district, in office since 1903, defeated Republican challenger Aaron P. Prioleau.

General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 1st Congressional District Election Results, 1906
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic George S. Legaré (incumbent) 3,965 99.3 +8.0
Republican Aaron P. Prioleau 28 0.7 -8.0
No party Write-Ins 1 0.0 0.0
Majority 3,937 98.6 +12.5
Turnout 3,994
  Democratic hold

2nd Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congressman James O'H. Patterson of the 2nd congressional district, in office since 1905, won the Democratic primary and defeated Republican Isaac Myers in the general election.

Democratic primary[edit]

Democratic Primary
Candidate Votes %
James O'H. Patterson 6,370 52.9
Gasper L. Toole 2,845 23.6
Butler B. Hare 2,821 23.5


General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 2nd Congressional District Election Results, 1906
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic James O'H. Patterson (incumbent) 4,588 95.3 +0.6
Republican Isaac Myers 226 4.7 -0.6
Majority 4,362 90.6 +1.2
Turnout 4,814
  Democratic hold

3rd Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congressman Wyatt Aiken of the 3rd congressional district, in office since 1903, defeated Julius E. Boggs in the Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election.

Democratic primary[edit]

Democratic Primary
Candidate Votes %
Wyatt Aiken 9,293 57.7
Julius E. Boggs 6,802 42.3


General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 3rd Congressional District Election Results, 1906
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Wyatt Aiken (incumbent) 2,938 100.0 +1.8
Majority 2,938 100.0 +3.6
Turnout 2,938
  Democratic hold

4th Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congressman Joseph T. Johnson of the 4th congressional district, in office since 1901, won the Democratic primary and defeated Republican David C. Gist in the general election.

Democratic primary[edit]

Democratic Primary
Candidate Votes %
Joseph T. Johnson 12,732 72.0
G. Heyward Mahon 2,805 15.9
W.C. Irby 2,138 12.1


General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 4th Congressional District Election Results, 1906
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Joseph T. Johnson (incumbent) 5,124 98.7 +1.2
Republican David C. Gist 49 0.9 -1.6
No party Write-Ins 19 0.4 +0.4
Majority 5,075 97.8 +2.8
Turnout 5,192
  Democratic hold

5th Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congressman David E. Finley of the 5th congressional district, in office since 1899, defeated Thomas J. Strait in the Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election.

Democratic primary[edit]

Democratic Primary
Candidate Votes %
David E. Finley 9,703 65.3
Thomas J. Strait 5,159 34.7


General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 5th Congressional District Election Results, 1906
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic David E. Finley (incumbent) 3,585 100.0 +1.5
Majority 3,585 100.0 +3.0
Turnout 3,585
  Democratic hold

6th Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congressman J. Edwin Ellerbe of the 6th congressional district, in office since 1905, was unopposed in his bid for re-election.

General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 6th Congressional District Election Results, 1906
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic J. Edwin Ellerbe (incumbent) 3,483 100.0 +4.2
Majority 3,483 100.0 +8.4
Turnout 3,483
  Democratic hold

7th Congressional District[edit]

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

General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 7th Congressional District Election Results, 1906
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Asbury F. Lever (incumbent) 5,391 97.6 +3.8
Republican Aaron D. Dantzler 133 2.4 -3.6
Majority 5,258 95.2 +7.4
Turnout 5,524
  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, 109, 114. 
  • "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: 1907, p. 199.