United States House of Representatives elections in South Carolina, 1950

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The 1950 South Carolina United States House of Representatives elections were held on November 7, 1950 to select six Representatives for two-year terms from the state of South Carolina. Four incumbents were re-elected, but Hugo S. Sims, Jr. of the 2nd congressional district and James Butler Hare of the 3rd congressional district were defeated in the Democratic primaries. The seats were retained by the Democrats 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, defeated A.J. Clement in the Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election.

Democratic primary[edit]

Democratic Primary
Candidate Votes %
L. Mendel Rivers 44,474 85.8
A.J. Clement 7,376 14.2


General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 1st Congressional District Election Results, 1950
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic L. Mendel Rivers (incumbent) 6,753 100.0 +10.9
No party Write-Ins 3 0.0 0.0
Majority 6,750 100.0 +21.8
Turnout 6,756
  Democratic hold

2nd Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congressman Hugo S. Sims, Jr. of the 2nd congressional district, in office since 1949, was defeated in the Democratic primary by John J. Riley who was unnopposed in the general election.

Democratic primary[edit]

Democratic Primary
Candidate Votes %
John J. Riley 29,066 46.0
Hugo S. Sims, Jr. 28,722 45.4
Sam B. Doughton 5,443 8.6
Democratic Primary Runoff
Candidate Votes % ±%
John J. Riley 28,864 60.3 +14.3
Hugo S. Sims, Jr. 19,041 39.7 -5.7


General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 2nd Congressional District Election Results, 1950
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic John J. Riley 9,747 100.0 +3.6
No party Write-Ins 3 0.0 0.0
Majority 9,744 100.0 +7.2
Turnout 9,750
  Democratic hold

3rd Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congressman James Butler Hare of the 3rd congressional district, in office since 1949, was defeated in the Democratic primary by W.J. Bryan Dorn who was unnopposed in the general election.

Democratic primary[edit]

Democratic Primary
Candidate Votes %
W.J. Bryan Dorn 24,010 44.8
James Butler Hare 22,837 42.6
Theo H. Vaughn 4,806 9.0
S.T. Heyward 1,923 3.6
Democratic Primary Runoff
Candidate Votes % ±%
W.J. Bryan Dorn 23,581 54.3 +9.5
James Butler Hare 19,840 45.7 +3.1


General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 3rd Congressional District Election Results, 1950
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic W.J. Bryan Dorn 8,126 100.0 +2.2
No party Write-Ins 4 0.0 0.0
Majority 8,122 100.0 +4.4
Turnout 8,130
  Democratic hold

4th Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congressman Joseph R. Bryson of the 4th congressional district, in office since 1939, defeated Matthew Poliakoff in the Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election.

Democratic primary[edit]

Democratic Primary
Candidate Votes %
Joseph R. Bryson 48,000 73.1
Matthew Poliakoff 17,668 26.9


General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 4th Congressional District Election Results, 1950
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Joseph R. Bryson (incumbent) 7,976 99.9 +5.0
No party Write-Ins 5 0.1 +0.1
Majority 7,971 99.8 +10.0
Turnout 7,981
  Democratic hold

5th Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congressman James P. Richards of the 5th congressional district, in office since 1933, was unopposed in his bid for re-election.

General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 5th Congressional District Election Results, 1950
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic James P. Richards (incumbent) 10,648 100.0 +2.9
No party Write-Ins 1 0.0 0.0
Majority 10,647 100.0 +5.8
Turnout 10,649
  Democratic hold

6th Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congressman John L. McMillan of the 6th congressional district, in office since 1939, was unopposed in his bid for re-election.

General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 6th Congressional District Election Results, 1950
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic John L. McMillan (incumbent) 7,131 100.0 +2.9
No party Write-Ins 3 0.0 0.0
Majority 7,128 100.0 +5.8
Turnout 7,134
  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. 99, 107, 112, 125. 
  • "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. Columbia, SC: 1951, pp. 8–10.