United States House of Representatives elections in South Carolina, 1942

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The 1942 South Carolina United States House of Representatives elections were held on November 3, 1942 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 L. Mendel Rivers of the 1st congressional district, in office since 1941, was unopposed in his bid for re-election.

General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 1st Congressional District Election Results, 1942
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic L. Mendel Rivers (incumbent) 5,452 100.0 +1.7
Majority 5,452 100.0 +3.3
Turnout 5,452
  Democratic hold

2nd Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congressman Hampton P. Fulmer of the 2nd congressional district, in office since 1921, was unopposed in his bid for re-election.

General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 2nd Congressional District Election Results, 1942
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Hampton P. Fulmer (incumbent) 4,448 100.0 +1.4
Majority 4,448 100.0 +2.8
Turnout 4,448
  Democratic hold

3rd Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congressman Butler B. Hare of the 3rd congressional district, in office since 1939, defeated former Representative John C. Taylor in the Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election.

Democratic primary[edit]

Democratic Primary
Candidate Votes %
Butler B. Hare 26,280 61.8
John C. Taylor 16,227 38.2


General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 3rd Congressional District Election Results, 1942
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Butler B. Hare (incumbent) 3,201 100.0 +0.7
Majority 3,201 100.0 +1.4
Turnout 3,201
  Democratic hold

4th Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congressman Joseph R. Bryson of the 4th congressional district, in office since 1939, was unopposed in his bid for re-election.

General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 4th Congressional District Election Results, 1942
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Joseph R. Bryson (incumbent) 4,228 100.0 +2.7
Majority 4,228 100.0 +5.4
Turnout 4,228
  Democratic hold

5th Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congressman James P. Richards of the 5th congressional district, in office since 1933, defeated G.F. Patton in the Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election.

Democratic primary[edit]

Democratic Primary
Candidate Votes %
James P. Richards 24,519 72.4
G.F. Patton 9,337 27.6


General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 5th Congressional District Election Results, 1942
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic James P. Richards (incumbent) 3,122 100.0 +0.8
Majority 3,122 100.0 +1.6
Turnout 3,122
  Democratic hold

6th Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congressman John L. McMillan of the 6th congressional district, in office since 1939, won the Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election.

Democratic primary[edit]

Democratic Primary
Candidate Votes %
John L. McMillan 29,629 67.8
C.T. McDonald 11,495 26.3
Fred W. Willis 2,580 5.9


General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 6th Congressional District Election Results, 1942
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic John L. McMillan (incumbent) 2,905 100.0 +1.0
Majority 2,905 100.0 +2.0
Turnout 2,905
  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. 107, 116, 120–121. 
  • "Supplemental Report of the Secretary of State to the General Assembly of South Carolina." Reports and Resolutions of South Carolina to the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina. Volume I. Columbia, SC: 1943, pp. 6–8.