1919 South Carolina's 7th congressional district special election

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The 1919 South Carolina 7th congressional district special election was held on October 7, 1919 to select a Representative for the 7th congressional district to serve out the remainder of the term for the 66th Congress. The special election resulted from the resignation of Representative Asbury Francis Lever on August 1, 1919. Edward C. Mann won the Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election.

Democratic primary[edit]

The South Carolina Democratic Party held their primary in the summer of 1919 and six candidates entered the race. George Bell Timmerman emerged atop the first primary election on August 26, but was defeated in the runoff election by Edward C. Mann on September 9. There was no opposition to the Democratic candidate in the general election so Mann was elected to serve out the remainder of the term.

Democratic Primary
Candidate Votes %
George Bell Timmerman 2,462 29.7
Edward C. Mann 2,186 26.4
Hampton P. Fulmer 1,751 21.1
Colin S. Monteith 1,382 16.7
John Hughes Cooper 460 5.5
S.T. Duncan 46 0.6
Democratic Primary Runoff
Candidate Votes % ±%
Edward C. Mann 5,224 52.6 +26.2
George Bell Timmerman 4,702 47.4 +17.7

General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 7th Congressional District Special Election Results, 1919
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Edward C. Mann 1,030 100.0 +3.6
Majority 1,030 100.0 +7.2
Turnout 1,030
Democratic hold

See also[edit]


  • Jordan, Frank E. The Primary State: A History of the Democratic Party in South Carolina, 1876-1962. p. 123.
  • "Report of the Secretary of State to the General Assembly of South Carolina. Part II." Reports of State Officers Boards and Committees to the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina. Volume II. Columbia, SC: 1920, pp. 4–5.