United States House of Representatives elections in South Carolina, 1884

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The 1884 South Carolina United States House of Representatives elections were held on November 4, 1884 to select seven Representatives for two-year terms from the state of South Carolina. Five incumbents were re-elected and the two open seats were split between the Democrats and the Republicans. The composition of the state delegation after the election was six Democrats and one Republican.

1st Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congressman Samuel Dibble of the 1st congressional district, in office since 1883, defeated Republican challenger W.N. Taft.

General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 1st Congressional District Election Results, 1884
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Samuel Dibble (incumbent) 8,612 73.5 +16.6
Republican W.N. Taft 3,108 26.5 -16.6
Majority 5,504 47.0 +33.2
Turnout 11,720
Democratic hold

2nd Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congressman George D. Tillman of the 2nd congressional district, in office since 1883, defeated Republican challenger E.J. Dickerson.

General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 2nd Congressional District Election Results, 1884
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic George D. Tillman (incumbent) 11,419 84.4 +16.6
Republican E.J. Dickerson 1,920 14.2 -17.7
No party Write-Ins 186 1.4 +1.1
Majority 9,499 70.2 +34.3
Turnout 13,525
Democratic hold

3rd Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congressman D. Wyatt Aiken of the 3rd congressional district, in office since 1877, defeated Republican challenger John R. Tolbert.

General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 3rd Congressional District Election Results, 1884
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic D. Wyatt Aiken (incumbent) 10,855 93.5 +8.9
Republican John R. Tolbert 752 6.5 -8.9
No party Write-Ins 6 0.0 0.0
Majority 10,103 87.0 +17.8
Turnout 11,613
Democratic hold

4th Congressional District Special Election[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congressman John H. Evins of the 4th congressional district, in office since 1877, died on October 20, 1884. A special election was called for December and Democrat John Bratton was unopposed in his bid to serve the rest of the term for the 48th Congress.

General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 4th Congressional District Special Election Results, 1884
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic John Bratton 3,339 100.0 +28.2
Majority 3,339 100.0 +56.6
Turnout 3,339
Democratic hold

4th Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congressman John H. Evins of the 4th congressional district, in office since 1877, died on October 20, 1884. William H. Perry was nominated by the Democrats and was unopposed in his bid for election to the 49th Congress.

General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 4th Congressional District Election Results, 1884
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic William H. Perry 13,008 99.4 -0.6
No party Write-Ins 81 0.6 +0.6
Majority 12,927 98.8 -1.2
Turnout 13,089
Democratic hold

5th Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congressman John J. Hemphill of the 5th congressional district, in office since 1883, defeated Republican challenger C.C. Macoy.

General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 5th Congressional District Election Results, 1884
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic John J. Hemphill (incumbent) 9,861 74.5 +18.5
Republican C.C. Macoy 2,881 21.8 -22.2
No party Write-Ins 489 3.7 +3.7
Majority 6,980 52.7 +40.7
Turnout 13,231
Democratic hold

6th Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congressman George W. Dargan of the 6th congressional district, in office since 1883, defeated Republican challenger Edmund H. Deas.

General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 6th Congressional District Election Results, 1884
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic George W. Dargan (incumbent) 10,465 74.0 +9.3
Republican Edmund H. Deas 3,289 23.3 +1.6
No party Write-Ins 386 2.7 +2.7
Majority 7,176 50.7 +7.7
Turnout 14,140
Democratic hold

7th Congressional District Special Election[edit]

Incumbent Republican Congressman Edmund William McGregor Mackey of the 7th congressional district, in office since 1883, died on January 27, 1884. A special election was called for March 18 and Republican Robert Smalls was unopposed in his bid for election.

General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 7th Congressional District Special Election Results, 1884
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Robert Smalls 9,092 99.6 +34.8
No party Write-Ins 32 0.4 +0.4
Majority 9,060 99.2 +69.6
Turnout 9,124
Republican hold

7th Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Republican Congressman Robert Smalls of the 7th congressional district, in office since 1884, defeated Democratic challenger William Elliott.

General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 7th Congressional District Election Results, 1884
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Robert Smalls (incumbent) 8,419 63.6 -36.0
Democratic William Elliott 4,584 34.6 +34.6
No party Write-Ins 235 1.8 +1.4
Majority 3,835 29.0 -70.2
Turnout 13,238
Republican hold

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • "Report of the Secretary of State to the General Assembly of South Carolina." Reports and Resolutions of the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina. Volume II. Columbia, SC: Charles A. Calvo, Jr., 1884, pp. 781, 827-833.