United States House of Representatives elections in South Carolina, 1932

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The 1932 South Carolina United States House of Representatives elections were held on November 8, 1932 to select six Representatives for two-year terms from the state of South Carolina. The state lost a seat from redistricting that occurred from the 1930 Census. Four 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 Thomas S. McMillan of the 1st congressional district, in office since 1925, defeated Republican challenger D.C. Sharpe.

General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 1st Congressional District Election Results, 1932
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Thomas S. McMillan (incumbent) 14,415 95.9 -4.1
Republican D.C. Sharpe 616 4.1 +4.1
Majority 13,799 91.8 -8.2
Turnout 15,031
  Democratic hold

2nd Congressional District[edit]

Following the 1930 Census, South Carolina lost a congressional district due to redistricting. The 2nd congressional district was split between the 1st congressional district and the old 7th congressional district. Incumbent Democratic Congressmen Butler B. Hare and Hampton P. Fulmer were placed in the same district and Hare opted to retire rather than run against Fulmer in the newly constituted 2nd congressional district. Fulmer defeated Asbury Francis Lever in the Democratic primary and Republican challenger D.A. Gardner in the general election.

Democratic primary[edit]

Democratic Primary
Candidate Votes %
Hampton P. Fulmer 27,559 54.7
Asbury Francis Lever 22,847 45.3


General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 2nd Congressional District Election Results, 1932
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Hampton P. Fulmer (incumbent) 18,699 97.9 -2.1
Republican D.A. Gardner 401 2.1 +2.1
Majority 18,298 95.8 -4.2
Turnout 19,100
  Democratic hold

3rd Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congressman Frederick H. Dominick of the 3rd congressional district, in office since 1917, was defeated in the Democratic primary by John C. Taylor. He defeated Republican challenger T. Frank McCord in the general election.

Democratic primary[edit]

Democratic Primary
Candidate Votes %
John C. Taylor 32,265 55.2
Frederick H. Dominick 21,018 36.0
D.A.G. Outzts 5,166 8.8


General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 3rd Congressional District Election Results, 1932
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic John C. Taylor 19,286 99.2 -0.8
Republican T. Frank McCord 159 0.8 +0.8
Majority 19,127 98.4 -1.6
Turnout 19,445
  Democratic hold

4th Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congressman John J. McSwain of the 4th congressional district, in office since 1921, defeated Fred T. McCullough in the Democratic primary and Republican Otho Williams in the general election.

Democratic primary[edit]

Democratic Primary
Candidate Votes %
John J. McSwain 43,832 81.1
Fred T. McCullough 10,247 18.9


General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 4th Congressional District Election Results, 1932
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic John J. McSwain (incumbent) 23,041 98.4 -1.6
Republican Otho Williams 382 1.6 +1.6
Majority 22,659 96.8 -3.2
Turnout 23,423
  Democratic hold

5th Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congressman William F. Stevenson of the 5th congressional district, in office since 1917, was defeated in the Democratic primary by James P. Richards. He defeated Republican challenger G.M. Williams in the general election.

Democratic primary[edit]

Democratic Primary
Candidate Votes %
James P. Richards 22,485 62.4
William F. Stevenson 13,530 37.6


General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 5th Congressional District Election Results, 1932
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic James P. Richards 15,046 98.5 -1.5
Republican G.M. Williams 235 1.5 +1.5
Majority 14,811 97.0 -3.0
Turnout 15,281
  Democratic hold

6th Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congressman Allard H. Gasque of the 6th congressional district, in office since 1923, defeated E.S.C. Baker in the Democratic primary and Republican C.B. Ruffin in the general election.

Democratic primary[edit]

Democratic Primary
Candidate Votes %
Allard H. Gasque 28,318 61.7
E.S.C. Baker 17,549 38.3


General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 6th Congressional District Election Results, 1932
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Allard H. Gasque (incumbent) 14,159 98.6 -1.4
Republican C.B. Ruffin 194 1.4 +1.4
Majority 13,965 97.2
Turnout 14,353
  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. 106, 111, 115, 120, 124. 
  • "Supplemental Report of the Secretary of State to the General Assembly of South Carolina." Reports of State Officers Boards and Committees to the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina. Volume I. Columbia, SC: 1933, pp. 7–9.