United States House of Representatives elections in South Carolina, 1966

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South Carolina Congressional Districts, 1962 to 1970
  1st District
  2nd District
  3rd District
  4th District
  5th District
  6th District

The 1966 South Carolina United States House of Representatives elections were held on November 8, 1966 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 five Democrats and one Republican.

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, 1966
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic L. Mendel Rivers (incumbent) 59,055 100.0 +0.4
Majority 59,055 100.0 +0.8
Turnout 59,055
  Democratic hold

2nd Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Republican Congressman Albert Watson of the 2nd congressional district, in office since 1963, defeated Democratic challenger Fred LeClercq.

General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 2nd Congressional District Election Results, 1966
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Albert Watson (incumbent) 48,742 64.3 +64.3
Democratic Fred LeClercq 27,013 35.7 -61.9
Majority 21,729 28.6 -66.6
Turnout 75,755
  Republican hold

3rd Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congressman William Jennings Bryan Dorn of the 3rd congressional district, in office since 1951, defeated Republican challenger John Grisso.

General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 3rd Congressional District Election Results, 1966
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic William J.B. Dorn (incumbent) 42,874 57.8 -42.1
Republican John Grisso 31,331 42.2 +42.2
Majority 11,543 15.6 -84.2
Turnout 74,205
  Democratic hold

4th Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congressman Robert T. Ashmore of the 4th congressional district, in office since 1953, was unopposed in his bid for re-election.

General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 4th Congressional District Election Results, 1966
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Robert T. Ashmore (incumbent) 43,611 100.0 0.0
Majority 43,611 100.0 0.0
Turnout 43,611
  Democratic hold

5th Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congressman Thomas S. Gettys of the 5th congressional district, in office since 1964, was unopposed in his bid for re-election.

General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 5th Congressional District Election Results, 1966
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Thomas S. Gettys (incumbent) 41,550 99.2 +32.1
No party Write-Ins 345 0.8 +0.8
Majority 41,205 98.4 +64.2
Turnout 41,895
  Democratic hold

6th Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congressman John L. McMillan of the 6th congressional district, in office since 1939, defeated Republican challenger Archie C. Odom.

General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 6th Congressional District Election Results, 1966
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic John L. McMillan (incumbent) 43,090 61.7 -3.3
Republican Archie C. Odom 26,702 38.3 +3.3
Majority 16,388 23.4 -6.6
Turnout 69,792
  Democratic hold

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • "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 II. Columbia, SC: 1967, p. 17.