South Carolina's 3rd congressional district

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South Carolina's 3rd congressional district
South Carolina US Congressional District 3 (since 2013).tif
South Carolina's 3rd congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Jeff Duncan (RLaurens)
Population (2000) 668,668
Median income 36,092
Ethnicity
Cook PVI R+19[1]

The 3rd Congressional District of South Carolina is a congressional district in western South Carolina bordering both Georgia and North Carolina. It includes all of Abbeville, Anderson, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Oconee, Pickens and Saluda counties and portions of Greenville and Newberry counties. The district is mostly rural, but much of the economy revolves around the manufacturing centers of Anderson and Greenwood.

History[edit]

Historically, the district was a Democratic stronghold, and Democrats continued to hold most local offices well into the 1990s. However, most residents share the socially conservative views of their counterparts in the 4th district and the district has elected Republicans since 1994. Republicans now dominate the district's politics at all levels, usually scoring margins rivaling those in the 4th. Indeed, no Democrat has cleared the 40 percent mark in the district in almost a quarter-century.

South Carolina's senior Senator, Lindsey Graham, held this seat from 1995 to 2003. He was succeeded by J. Gresham Barrett, who gave up the seat in order to run for governor.[2] State Rep. Jeff Duncan won the seat in 2010.

From 2003 to 2013 the district included all of Abbeville, Anderson, Edgefield, Greenwood, McCormick, Oconee, Pickens and Saluda counties and most of Aiken and Laurens counties.

List of representatives[edit]

Name Years Party Electoral history
Daniel Huger.jpg Daniel Huger March 4, 1789 –
March 3, 1793
Pro-Administration [Data unknown/missing.]
Lemuel Benton March 4, 1793 –
March 3, 1795
Anti-Administration [Data unknown/missing.]
March 4, 1795 –
March 3, 1799
Democratic-Republican
Benjamin Huger March 4, 1799 –
March 3, 1805
Federalist [Data unknown/missing.]
David Rogerson Williams (South Carolina Governor).jpg David R. Williams March 4, 1805 –
March 3, 1809
Democratic-Republican [Data unknown/missing.]
Robert Witherspoon March 4, 1809 –
March 3, 1811
Democratic-Republican [Data unknown/missing.]
David Rogerson Williams (South Carolina Governor).jpg David R. Williams March 4, 1811 –
March 3, 1813
Democratic-Republican [Data unknown/missing.]
Theodore Gourdin March 4, 1813 –
March 3, 1815
Democratic-Republican [Data unknown/missing.]
Benjamin Huger March 4, 1815 –
March 3, 1817
Federalist [Data unknown/missing.]
James Ervin March 4, 1817 –
March 3, 1821
Democratic-Republican [Data unknown/missing.]
Thomas R. Mitchell March 4, 1821 –
March 3, 1823
Democratic-Republican [Data unknown/missing.]
Robert B. Campbell March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
Jacksonian D-R [Data unknown/missing.]
Thomas R. Mitchell March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1829
Jackson [Data unknown/missing.]
John Campbell March 4, 1829 –
March 3, 1831
Jackson [Data unknown/missing.]
Thomas R. Mitchell March 4, 1831 –
March 3, 1833
Jackson [Data unknown/missing.]
Thomas Singleton March 4, 1833 –
November 25, 1833
Nullifier Died
Robert B. Campbell February 27, 1834 –
March 3, 1837
Nullifier [Data unknown/missing.]
John Campbell March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
Nullifier Redistricted to the 4th district
March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1843
Democratic
Joseph A. Woodward March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1853
Democratic [Data unknown/missing.]
Laurence M. Keitt cph.3a02077.jpg Laurence M. Keitt March 4, 1853 –
July 15, 1856
Democratic Resigned
August 6, 1856 –
December ???, 1860
First re-elected to finish his term
Civil War - Occupation and Reconstruction December ???, 1860 –
July 25, 1868
Manuel S. Corley July 25, 1868 –
March 3, 1869
Republican [Data unknown/missing.]
Solomon L. Hoge - Brady-Handy.jpg Solomon L. Hoge April 8, 1869 –
March 3, 1871
Republican Successfully contested election of J.P. Reed
Robert B. Elliott.jpg Robert B. Elliott March 4, 1871 –
November 1, 1874
Republican Resigned
Lewis C. Carpenter November 3, 1874 –
March 3, 1875
Republican Retired
Solomon L. Hoge - Brady-Handy.jpg Solomon L. Hoge March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1877
Republican Resigned
D. Wyatt Aiken - Brady-Handy.jpg D. Wyatt Aiken March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1887
Democratic Died
James S. Cothran March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1891
Democratic Retired
George Johnstone March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1893
Democratic Lost renomination
Asbury Latimer.jpg Asbury C. Latimer March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1903
Democratic Resigned to seek Senate seat
Wyatt Aiken March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1917
Democratic Lost renomination
Fred H. Dominick.jpg Frederick H. Dominick March 4, 1917 –
March 3, 1933
Democratic Lost renomination
John C. Taylor March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1939
Democratic Lost renomination
Butler B. Hare - LOC.jpg Butler B. Hare January 3, 1939 –
January 3, 1947
Democratic Retired
William Jennings Bryan Dorn.jpg W.J. Bryan Dorn January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1949
Democratic Resigned to seek Senate seat
James Butler Hare January 3, 1949 –
January 3, 1951
Democratic Lost renomination
W. J. Bryan Dorn.jpg W.J. Bryan Dorn January 3, 1951 –
December 31, 1974
Democratic Resigned
Congressman Butler Derrick.jpg Butler Derrick January 3, 1975 –
January 3, 1995
Democratic Retired
Lindsey Graham, Official Portrait 2006.jpg Lindsey Graham January 3, 1995 –
January 3, 2003
Republican Elected to the United States Senate
J. Gresham Barrett, official photo portrait, color.jpg J. Gresham Barrett January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2011
Republican Retired
Jeff Duncan official photo.png Jeff Duncan January 3, 2011 –
Present
Republican First elected in 2010

Historical district boundaries[edit]

1995 - 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Gresh". greshambarrett.com. 

Coordinates: 34°23′N 82°30′W / 34.38°N 82.50°W / 34.38; -82.50