United States House of Representatives elections in South Carolina, 1920

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The 1920 South Carolina United States House of Representatives elections were held on November 2, 1920 to select seven Representatives for two-year terms from the state of South Carolina. Four incumbents were re-elected and all three open seats were retained by the Democrats. The composition of the state delegation thus remained solely Democratic.

1st Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congressman Richard S. Whaley of the 1st congressional district, in office since 1913, opted to retire. W. Turner Logan defeated F.F. Carroll in the Democratic primary and Republican challenger Saspartas in the general election.

Democratic primary[edit]

Democratic Primary
Candidate Votes %
W. Turner Logan 6,246 67.0
F.F. Carroll 3,071 33.0


General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 1st Congressional District Election Results, 1920
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic W. Turner Logan 6,301 92.6 -7.4
Republican T. St. Mark Sasportas 502 7.4 +7.4
Majority 5,799 85.2 -14.8
Turnout 6,803
  Democratic hold

2nd Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congressman James F. Byrnes of the 2nd congressional district, in office since 1911, was unopposed in his bid for re-election.

General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 2nd Congressional District Election Results, 1920
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic James F. Byrnes (incumbent) 6,685 100.0 0.0
Majority 6,685 100.0 0.0
Turnout 6,685
  Democratic hold

3rd Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congressman Frederick H. Dominick of the 3rd congressional district, in office since 1917, defeated W.W. Bradley in the Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election.

Democratic primary[edit]

Democratic Primary
Candidate Votes %
Frederick H. Dominick 10,454 61.5
W.W. Bradley 6,544 38.5


General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 3rd Congressional District Election Results, 1920
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Frederick H. Dominick (incumbent) 9,699 100.0 0.0
Majority 9,699 100.0 0.0
Turnout 9,699
  Democratic hold

4th Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congressman Samuel J. Nicholls of the 4th congressional district, in office since 1915, opted to retire. John J. McSwain won the Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election.

Democratic primary[edit]

Democratic Primary
Candidate Votes %
John J. McSwain 9,092 50.0
Albert E. Hill 4,401 24.2
D.B. Traxler 3,302 18.2
Jack Wilson 1,386 7.6


General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 4th Congressional District Election Results, 1920
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic John J. McSwain 13,436 100.0 0.0
Majority 13,436 100.0 0.0
Turnout 13,436
  Democratic hold

5th Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congressman William F. Stevenson of the 5th congressional district, in office since 1917, was unopposed in his bid for re-election.

General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 5th Congressional District Election Results, 1920
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic William F. Stevenson (incumbent) 10,186 100.0 0.0
Majority 10,186 100.0 0.0
Turnout 10,186
  Democratic hold

6th Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congressman Philip H. Stoll of the 6th congressional district, in office since 1919, was unopposed in his bid for re-election.

General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 6th Congressional District Election Results, 1920
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Philip H. Stoll (incumbent) 8,681 100.0 0.0
Majority 8,681 100.0 0.0
Turnout 8,681
  Democratic hold

7th Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congressman Edward C. Mann of the 7th congressional district, in office since 1919, was defeated in the Democratic primary by Hampton P. Fulmer. He defeated Republican challenger L.A. Hawkins in the general election.

Democratic primary[edit]

Democratic Primary
Candidate Votes %
Hampton P. Fulmer 7,286 55.3
Edward C. Mann 5,891 44.7


General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 7th Congressional District Election Results, 1920
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Hampton P. Fulmer 9,412 91.9 -8.1
Republican L.A. Hawkins 834 8.1 +8.1
No party Write-Ins 1 0.0 0.0
Majority 8,578 83.8 -16.2
Turnout 10,247
  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, 105, 110–111, 123. 
  • "Report of the Secretary of State to the General Assembly of South Carolina. Part II." Reports of State Officers Boards and Committees to the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina. Volume I. Columbia, SC: 1921, pp. 62–65.