1803 United States House of Representatives elections in South Carolina

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South Carolina increased its apportionment from 6 seats to 8 after the 1800 census.

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
South Carolina 1
"Charleston district"
Thomas Lowndes Federalist 1800 Incumbent re-elected. Thomas Lowndes (Federalist) 52.3%
Robert Marion (Democratic-Republican) 47.7%
South Carolina 2
"Beaufort and Edgefield district"
John Rutledge Jr. Federalist 1796 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic-Republican gain.
William Butler Sr. (Democratic-Republican) 93.3%
John Rutledge Jr. (Federalist) 6.7%
William Butler Sr.
Redistricted from the 5th district
Democratic-Republican 1800 Incumbent re-elected.
South Carolina 3
"Georgetown district"
Benjamin Huger Federalist 1798 Incumbent re-elected. Benjamin Huger (Federalist) 50.9%
Lemuel Benton (Democratic-Republican) 49.1%
South Carolina 4
"Orangeburgh district"
None (District created) New seat.
New member elected.
Democratic-Republican gain.
Wade Hampton (Democratic-Republican) 50.9%
John Taylor (Federalist) 49.1%
South Carolina 5
"Sumter district"
Richard Winn
Redistricted from the 4th district
Democratic-Republican 1802 (Special) Incumbent re-elected. Richard Winn (Democratic-Republican) 52.1%
John Kershaw (Federalist) 47.9%
South Carolina 6
"Abbeville district"
None (District created) New seat.
New member elected.
Democratic-Republican gain.
Levi Casey (Democratic-Republican) 43.5%
John Calhoun (Democratic-Republican) 29.8%
Robert Creswell (Federalist) 14.1%
James Saxon (Federalist) 10.3%
Benjamin Herndon (Federalist) 2.4%
South Carolina 7
"Chester district"
Thomas Moore
Redistricted from the 6th district
Democratic-Republican 1800 Incumbent re-elected. Thomas Moore (Democratic-Republican) 60.5%
William Hill (Federalist) 25.8%
William Smith (Democratic-Republican) 13.8%
South Carolina 8
"Pendleton district"
None (District created) New seat.
New member elected.
Democratic-Republican gain.
John B. Earle (Democratic-Republican) 71.8%
Eliab Moore (Federalist) 28.2%

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