United States House of Representatives elections in South Carolina, 1910

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The 1910 South Carolina United States House of Representatives elections were held on November 8, 1910 to select seven Representatives for two-year terms from the state of South Carolina. Six incumbents were re-elected and the open seat in the 2nd congressional district was 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 James H. Lesesne in the Democratic primary and Republican Aaron P. Prioleau in the general election.

Democratic primary[edit]

Democratic Primary
Candidate Votes %
George Swinton Legaré 7,111 74.3
James H. Lesesne 2,464 25.7


General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 1st Congressional District Election Results, 1910
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic George S. Legaré (incumbent) 3,432 97.4 +7.3
Republican Aaron P. Prioleau 75 2.1 -7.8
Socialist William Eberhard 18 0.5 +0.5
Majority 3,357 95.3 +15.1
Turnout 3,525
  Democratic hold

2nd Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congressman James O'H. Patterson of the 2nd congressional district, in office since 1905, was defeated in the Democratic primary by James F. Byrnes. He was unopposed in the general election.

Democratic primary[edit]

Democratic Primary
Candidate Votes %
James O'H. Patterson 5,391 42.7
James F. Byrnes 4,897 38.7
C.W. Garris 2,355 18.6
Democratic Primary Runoff
Candidate Votes % ±%
James F. Byrnes 6,248 50.2 +11.5
James O'H. Patterson 6,190 49.8 +7.1


General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 2nd Congressional District Election Results, 1910
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic James F. Byrnes 4,392 100.0 +0.7
Majority 4,392 100.0 +1.4
Turnout 4,392
  Democratic hold

3rd Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congressman Wyatt Aiken of the 3rd congressional district, in office since 1903, was unopposed in his bid for re-election.

General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 3rd Congressional District Election Results, 1910
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Wyatt Aiken (incumbent) 3,381 99.9 -0.1
No party Write-Ins 2 0.1 +0.1
Majority 3,379 99.8 -0.2
Turnout 3,383
  Democratic hold

4th Congressional District[edit]

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

General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 4th Congressional District Election Results, 1910
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Joseph T. Johnson (incumbent) 7,616 98.9 -1.1
Republican Thomas Brier 81 1.1 +1.1
No party Write-Ins 1 0.0 0.0
Majority 7,535 97.8 -2.2
Turnout 7,698
  Democratic hold

5th Congressional District[edit]

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

Democratic primary[edit]

Democratic Primary
Candidate Votes %
David E. Finley 8,735 52.5
T. Bothwell Butler 6,131 36.9
J.K. Henry 1,769 10.6


General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 5th Congressional District Election Results, 1910
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic David E. Finley (incumbent) 3,470 100.0 0.0
Majority 3,470 100.0 0.0
Turnout 3,470
  Democratic hold

6th Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congressman J. Edwin Ellerbe of the 6th congressional district, in office since 1901, won the Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election.

Democratic primary[edit]

Democratic Primary
Candidate Votes %
J. Edwin Ellerbe 7,832 47.9
P.A. Hodges 3,781 23.1
George W. Brown 2,621 16.0
Ben B. Sellers 2,133 13.0
Democratic Primary Runoff
Candidate Votes % ±%
J. Edwin Ellerbe 8,916 57.8 +9.9
P.A. Hodges 6,503 42.2 +19.1


General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 6th Congressional District Election Results, 1910
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic J. Edwin Ellerbe (incumbent) 3,734 100.0 0.0
Majority 3,734 100.0 0.0
Turnout 3,734
  Democratic hold

7th Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congressman Asbury Francis Lever of the 7th congressional district, in office since 1901, defeated W.W. Roy in the Democratic primary and Republican R.H. Richardson in the general election.

Democratic primary[edit]

Democratic Primary
Candidate Votes %
Asbury Francis Lever 12,760 85.0
W.W. Roy 2,246 15.0


General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 7th Congressional District Election Results, 1910
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Asbury F. Lever (incumbent) 4,762 95.6 +4.7
Republican R.H. Richardson 214 4.3 -4.8
No party Write-Ins 5 0.1 +0.1
Majority 4,548 91.3 +9.5
Turnout 4,981
  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, 101, 114, 118–119, 123. 
  • "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 IV. Columbia, SC: 1911, pp. 343–345.