United States House of Representatives elections in South Carolina, 1952

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The 1952 South Carolina United States House of Representatives elections were held on November 4, 1952 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, 1952
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic L. Mendel Rivers (incumbent) 30,483 100.0 0.0
No party Write-Ins 13 0.0 0.0
Majority 30,470 100.0 0.0
Turnout 30,496
  Democratic hold

2nd Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congressman John J. Riley of the 2nd congressional district, in office since 1951, was unopposed in his bid for re-election.

General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 2nd Congressional District Election Results, 1952
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic John J. Riley (incumbent) 42,201 100.0 0.0
No party Write-Ins 8 0.0 0.0
Majority 42,193 100.0 0.0
Turnout 42,209
  Democratic hold

3rd Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congressman W.J. Bryan Dorn of the 3rd congressional district, in office since 1951, defeated Republican challenger David Dows.

General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 3rd Congressional District Election Results, 1952
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic W.J. Bryan Dorn (incumbent) 44,237 93.8 -6.2
Republican David Dows 2,849 6.0 +6.0
No party Write-Ins 72 0.2 +0.2
Majority 41,388 87.8 -12.2
Turnout 47,158
  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, 1952
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Joseph R. Bryson (incumbent) 77,850 100.0 +0.1
Majority 77,850 100.0 +0.2
Turnout 77,850
  Democratic hold

5th Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congressman James P. Richards of the 5th congressional district, in office since 1933, defeated Wade S. Weatherford in the Democratic primary and Republican Herbert L. Crosland in the general election.

Democratic primary[edit]

Democratic Primary
Candidate Votes %
James P. Richards 27,253 60.7
Wade S. Weatherford 17,681 39.3


General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 5th Congressional District Election Results, 1952
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic James P. Richards (incumbent) 42,081 93.9 -6.1
Republican Herbert L. Crosland 2,722 6.1 +6.1
Majority 39,359 87.8 -12.2
Turnout 44,803
  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, 1952
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic John L. McMillan (incumbent) 41,328 100.0 0.0
No party Write-Ins 8 0.0 0.0
Majority 41,320 100.0 0.0
Turnout 41,336
  Democratic hold

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Jordan, Frank E. The Primary State: A History of the Democratic Party in South Carolina, 1876-1962. p. 116. 
  • "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: 1949, pp. 9–11.