United States House of Representatives elections in South Carolina, 1914

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The 1914 South Carolina United States House of Representatives elections were held on November 3, 1914 to select seven Representatives for two-year terms from the state of South Carolina. The primary elections were held on August 25 and the runoff elections were held two weeks later on September 8. All seven incumbents were re-elected and the composition of the state delegation remained solely Democratic.

1st Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congressman Richard S. Whaley of the 1st congressional district, in office since 1913, defeated E.J. Dennis in the Democratic primary and two minor candidates in the general election.

Democratic primary[edit]

Democratic Primary
Candidate Votes %
Richard S. Whaley 7,081 58.0
E.J. Dennis 5,136 42.0


General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 1st Congressional District Election Results, 1914
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Richard S. Whaley (incumbent) 3,018 98.5 +1.3
Republican Aaron P. Prioleau 30 1.0 -0.8
Socialist William Eberhard 15 0.5 -0.5
Majority 2,988 97.5 +2.1
Turnout 3,063
  Democratic hold

2nd Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congressman James F. Byrnes of the 2nd congressional district, in office since 1911, defeated C.M. Mixon in the Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election.

Democratic primary[edit]

Democratic Primary
Candidate Votes %
James F. Byrnes 11,620 81.6
C.M. Mixon 2,627 18.4


General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 2nd Congressional District Election Results, 1914
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic James F. Byrnes (incumbent) 4,688 100.0 0.0
Majority 4,688 100.0 0.0
Turnout 4,688
  Democratic hold

3rd Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congressman Wyatt Aiken of the 3rd congressional district, in office since 1903, won the Democratic primary and was unnopposed in the general election.

Democratic primary[edit]

Democratic Primary
Candidate Votes %
Wyatt Aiken 11,079 48.7
Frederick H. Dominick 8,170 35.9
John A. Horton 2,648 11.6
F.S. Evans 867 3.8
Democratic Primary Runoff
Candidate Votes % ±%
Wyatt Aiken 11,591 58.6 +9.9
Frederick H. Dominick 8,189 41.4 +5.5


General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 3rd Congressional District Election Results, 1914
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Wyatt Aiken (incumbent) 4,521 100.0 0.0
Majority 4,521 100.0 0.0
Turnout 4,521
  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 two minor candidates in the general election.

Democratic primary[edit]

Democratic Primary
Candidate Votes %
Joseph T. Johnson 12,378 64.4
Samuel J. Nicholls 5,717 29.8
Thomas C. Duncan 1,113 5.8


General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 4th Congressional District Election Results, 1914
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Joseph T. Johnson (incumbent) 6,175 99.5 -0.5
Republican J.W. Sexton 22 0.3 +0.3
Socialist M.I. Ellenberg 11 0.2 +0.2
Majority 6,153 99.2 -0.8
Turnout 6,208
  Democratic hold

5th Congressional District[edit]

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

Democratic primary[edit]

Democratic Primary
Candidate Votes %
David E. Finley 9,885 54.2
W.F. Stevenson 8,344 45.8


General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 5th Congressional District Election Results, 1914
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic David E. Finley (incumbent) 5,180 100.0 0.0
Majority 5,180 100.0 0.0
Turnout 5,180
  Democratic hold

6th Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congressman J. Willard Ragsdale of the 6th congressional district, in office since 1913, won the Democratic primary and was unnopposed in the general election.

Democratic primary[edit]

Democratic Primary
Candidate Votes %
J. Willard Ragsdale 11,077 57.5
J. Edwin Ellerbe 5,933 30.8
A.L. Hamer 2,247 11.7


General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 6th Congressional District Election Results, 1914
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic J. Willard Ragsdale (incumbent) 4,263 100.0 0.0
Majority 4,263 100.0 0.0
Turnout 4,263
  Democratic hold

7th Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congressman Asbury Francis Lever of the 7th congressional district, in office since 1901, defeated two minor candidates in the general election.

General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 7th Congressional District Election Results, 1914
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Asbury F. Lever (incumbent) 5,232 95.1 -3.3
Republican I.S. Leevy 224 4.1 +2.5
Socialist George F. Lee 45 0.8 +0.8
Majority 5,008 91.0 -5.8
Turnout 5,501
  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. 98, 101, 105, 110, 114, 119. 
  • "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: 1915, p. 338.