United States House of Representatives elections in South Carolina, 1924

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The 1924 South Carolina United States House of Representatives elections were held on November 4, 1924 to select seven Representatives for two-year terms from the state of South Carolina. Five incumbents were re-elected and the two open seats were retained by the Democrats. The composition of the state delegation thus remained solely Democratic.

1st Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congressman W. Turner Logan of the 1st congressional district, in office since 1921, was defeated in the Democratic primary by Thomas S. McMillan. He defeated Republican challenger Jesse E. Beard in the general election.

Democratic primary[edit]

Democratic Primary
Candidate Votes %
W. Turner Logan 7,270 33.0
Thomas S. McMillan 5,685 25.8
Ben E. Adams 5,544 25.2
I. Shep Hutto 3,513 16.0
Democratic Primary Runoff
Candidate Votes % ±%
Thomas S. McMillan 11,811 56.0 +30.2
W. Turner Logan 9,272 44.0 +11.0


General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 1st Congressional District Election Results, 1924
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Thomas S. McMillan 5,278 95.4 +1.4
Republican Jesse E. Beard 253 4.6 -1.4
Majority 5,025 90.8 +2.8
Turnout 5,531
  Democratic hold

2nd Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congressman James F. Byrnes of the 2nd congressional district, in office since 1911, opted to make an unsuccessful run for Senator. Butler B. Hare won the Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election.

Democratic primary[edit]

Democratic Primary
Candidate Votes %
R.L. Gunter 4,867 23.0
Butler B. Hare 4,636 22.0
Benjamin R. Tillman, Jr. 4,153 19.7
Gasper L. Toole 3,763 17.8
W.D. Black 3,706 17.5
Democratic Primary Runoff
Candidate Votes % ±%
Butler B. Hare 12,195 56.8 +34.8
R.L. Gunter 9,272 43.2 +20.2


General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 2nd Congressional District Election Results, 1924
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Butler B. Hare 6,695 100.0 0.0
Majority 6,695 100.0 0.0
Turnout 6,695
  Democratic hold

3rd Congressional District[edit]

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

Democratic primary[edit]

Democratic Primary
Candidate Votes %
Frederick H. Dominick 21,210 58.8
W. Plumer Nicholson 9,845 27.3
C.H. Carpenter 5,008 13.9


General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 3rd Congressional District Election Results, 1924
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Frederick H. Dominick (incumbent) 8,331 100.0 0.0
Majority 8,331 100.0 0.0
Turnout 8,331
  Democratic hold

4th Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congressman John J. McSwain of the 4th congressional district, in office since 1921, was unopposed in his bid for re-election.

General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 4th Congressional District Election Results, 1924
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic John J. McSwain (incumbent) 7,718 100.0 +2.7
Majority 7,718 100.0 +5.4
Turnout 7,718
  Democratic hold

5th Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congressman William F. Stevenson of the 5th congressional district, in office since 1917, defeated W.R. Bradford in the Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election.

Democratic primary[edit]

Democratic Primary
Candidate Votes %
William F. Stevenson 22,489 84.1
W.R. Bradford 4,256 15.9


General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 5th Congressional District Election Results, 1924
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic William F. Stevenson (incumbent) 7,689 100.0 0.0
Majority 7,689 100.0 0.0
Turnout 7,689
  Democratic hold

6th Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congressman Allard H. Gasque of the 6th congressional district, in office since 1923, was unopposed in his bid for re-election.

General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 6th Congressional District Election Results, 1924
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Allard H. Gasque (incumbent) 6,278 100.0 0.0
Majority 6,278 100.0 0.0
Turnout 6,278
  Democratic hold

7th Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congressman Hampton P. Fulmer of the 7th congressional district, in office since 1921, won the Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election.

Democratic primary[edit]

Democratic Primary
Candidate Votes %
Hampton P. Fulmer 18,250 66.0
L.A. Hutson 5,955 21.5
D.A. Crosson 3,463 12.5


General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 7th Congressional District Election Results, 1924
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Hampton P. Fulmer (incumbent) 7,249 100.0 +1.5
Majority 7,249 100.0 +3.0
Turnout 7,249
  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, 102, 106, 115, 124. 
  • "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: 1925, pp. 60–63.