1821 South Carolina's 9th congressional district special election

In 1821, Representative-elect John S. Richards (DR), who'd been elected to represent South Carolina's 9th district, declined to serve. A special election was held to fill the resulting, the first of two special elections in the 9th district for the 17th Congress.

Election resultsEdit

Candidate Party Votes[1] Percent
James Blair Democratic-Republican 1,116 49.1%
Joseph Brevard Democratic-Republican 991 43.6%
James C. Postell 165 7.3%

Blair took his seat at the start of the 17th Congress. Blair himself subsequently resigned May 8, 1822,[2] resulting in a second special election.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ http://elections.lib.tufts.edu/aas_portal/view-election.xq?id=sc.uscongress.kershaw.specialelection.1821[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-12-13. Retrieved 2012-12-14.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) footnote 56