United States House of Representatives elections in South Carolina, 1934

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The 1934 South Carolina United States House of Representatives elections were held on November 6, 1934 to select six Representatives for two-year terms from the state of South Carolina. All six incumbents were re-elected and the composition of the state delegation 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 George W. Beckett.

General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 1st Congressional District Election Results, 1934
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Thomas S. McMillan (incumbent) 4,264 97.7 +1.8
Republican George W. Beckett 99 2.3 -1.8
Majority 4,165 95.4 +3.6
Turnout 4,363
  Democratic hold

2nd Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congressman Hampton P. Fulmer of the 2nd congressional district, in office since 1921, won the Democratic primary and defeated Republican D.A. Gardner in the general election.

Democratic primary[edit]

Democratic Primary
Candidate Votes %
Hampton P. Fulmer 28,374 52.7
Gary Paschal 20,819 38.7
D.R. Sturkie 4,657 8.6


General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 2nd Congressional District Election Results, 1934
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Hampton P. Fulmer (incumbent) 3,518 99.2 +1.3
Republican D.A. Gardner 29 0.8 -1.3
Majority 3,489 98.4 +2.6
Turnout 3,547
  Democratic hold

3rd Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congressman John C. Taylor of the 3rd congressional district, in office since 1933, defeated Leon W. Harris in the Democratic primary and Republican T. Frank McCord in the general election.

Democratic primary[edit]

Democratic Primary
Candidate Votes %
John C. Taylor 33,739 63.1
Leon W. Harris 19,711 36.9


General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 3rd Congressional District Election Results, 1934
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic John C. Taylor (incumbent) 3,830 99.4 +0.2
Republican T. Frank McCord 25 0.6 -0.2
Majority 3,805 98.8 +0.4
Turnout 3,855
  Democratic hold

4th Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congressman John J. McSwain of the 4th congressional district, in office since 1921, won the Democratic primary and defeated Republican Frank W. Faux in the general election.

Democratic primary[edit]

Democratic Primary
Candidate Votes %
John J. McSwain 31,919 55.6
Miller C. Foster 19,773 34.5
James H. Sullivan 5,701 9.9


General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 4th Congressional District Election Results, 1934
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic John J. McSwain (incumbent) 4,681 99.4 +1.0
Republican Frank W. Faux 27 0.6 -1.0
Majority 4,654 98.8 +2.0
Turnout 4,708
  Democratic hold

5th Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congressman James P. Richards of the 5th congressional district, in office since 1933, won the Democratic primary and defeated Republican C.F. Pendleton in the general election.

Democratic primary[edit]

Democratic Primary
Candidate Votes %
James P. Richards 32,613 76.5
J.E. Beamguard 6,246 14.7
A.L. Wood 3,780 8.8


General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 5th Congressional District Election Results, 1934
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic James P. Richards (incumbent) 2,645 98.7 +0.2
Republican C.F. Pendleton 35 1.3 -0.2
Majority 2,610 97.4 +0.4
Turnout 2,680
  Democratic hold

6th Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congressman Allard H. Gasque of the 6th congressional district, in office since 1923, won the Democratic primary and defeated Republican T.J. Karnes in the general election.

Democratic primary[edit]

Democratic Primary
Candidate Votes %
Allard H. Gasque 27,962 59.7
E.S.C. Baker 11,395 24.3
Emerson Ard 7,474 16.0


General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 6th Congressional District Election Results, 1934
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Allard H. Gasque (incumbent) 2,983 99.3 +0.7
Republican T.J. Karnes 20 0.7 -0.7
Majority 2,963 98.6 +1.4
Turnout 3,003
  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, 116, 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: 1935, pp. 4–6.