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South Carolina's 3rd congressional district

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.

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.
Representative
  Jeff Duncan
RLaurens
Population (2000)668,668
Median income$47,004[1]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+19[2]

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HistoryEdit

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.[3] 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.

Election results from presidential racesEdit

Year Result
2004 George W. Bush 66 - 34%
2008 John McCain 63.5 - 35.1%
2012 Mitt Romney 64.5 - 33.9%
2016 Donald Trump 67 - 29%

List of members representing the districtEdit

Name Party Years Electoral history District location
 
Daniel Huger
Pro-Administration March 4, 1789 –
March 3, 1793
Elected in 1788.
Re-elected in 1790.
[Data unknown/missing.]
"Georgetown-Cheraw district"
 
South Carolina Congressional Districts, 1789–1793
     1st district: Charleston
     2nd district: Beaufort-Orangeburg
     3rd district: Georgetown-Cheraw
     4th district: Camden
     5th district: Ninety-Six
Lemuel Benton Anti-Administration March 4, 1793 –
March 3, 1795
Elected in 1793.
Re-elected in 1794.
Re-elected in 1796.
Lost re-election.
"Georgetown-Cheraw district"
(Map unknown)
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1795 –
March 3, 1797
March 4, 1797 –
March 3, 1799
"Georgetown district"
 
1796 election results by district
 
Benjamin Huger
Federalist March 4, 1799 –
March 3, 1805
Elected in 1798.
Re-elected in 1800.
Re-elected in 1803.
Retired.
"Georgetown district"
(Map unknown)
 
David R. Williams
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1805 –
March 3, 1809
Elected in 1804.
Re-elected in 1806.
Retired.
Robert Witherspoon Democratic-Republican March 4, 1809 –
March 3, 1811
Elected in 1808.
Retired.
 
David R. Williams
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1811 –
March 3, 1813
Elected in 1810.
[Data unknown/missing.]
Theodore Gourdin Democratic-Republican March 4, 1813 –
March 3, 1815
Elected in 1812.
Lost re-election.
 
Benjamin Huger
Federalist March 4, 1815 –
March 3, 1817
Elected in 1814.
Lost re-election.
James Ervin Democratic-Republican March 4, 1817 –
March 3, 1821
Elected in 1816.
Re-elected in 1818.
Retired.
Thomas R. Mitchell Democratic-Republican March 4, 1821 –
March 3, 1823
Elected in 1820.
Lost re-election.
 
Robert B. Campbell
Jackson Democratic-Republican March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
Elected in 1823.
[Data unknown/missing.]
Thomas R. Mitchell Jackson March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1829
[Data unknown/missing.]
John Campbell Jackson March 4, 1829 –
March 3, 1831
[Data unknown/missing.]
Thomas R. Mitchell Jackson March 4, 1831 –
March 3, 1833
[Data unknown/missing.]
Thomas Singleton Nullifier March 4, 1833 –
November 25, 1833
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant November 25, 1833 –
February 27, 1834
 
Robert B. Campbell
Nullifier February 27, 1834 –
March 3, 1837
[Data unknown/missing.]
John Campbell Nullifier March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 4th district.
Democratic March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1843
Joseph A. Woodward Democratic March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1853
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Laurence M. Keitt
Democratic March 4, 1853 –
July 15, 1856
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned.
Vacant July 15, 1856 –
August 6, 1856
 
Laurence M. Keitt
Democratic August 6, 1856 –
December ???, 1860
Re-elected to finish his term.
Vacant December ???, 1860 –
July 25, 1868
Civil War and Reconstruction
Manuel S. Corley Republican July 25, 1868 –
March 3, 1869
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Solomon L. Hoge
Republican April 8, 1869 –
March 3, 1871
Successfully contested election of J.P. Reed
 
Robert B. Elliott
Republican March 4, 1871 –
November 1, 1874
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned.
Vacant November 1, 1874 –
November 3, 1874
Lewis C. Carpenter Republican November 3, 1874 –
March 3, 1875
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
 
Solomon L. Hoge
Republican March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1877
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
 
D. Wyatt Aiken
Democratic March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1887
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
Vacant March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1891
James S. Cothran Democratic March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1891
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
George Johnstone Democratic March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1893
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost renomination.
 
Asbury C. Latimer
Democratic March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1903
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
Wyatt Aiken Democratic March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1913
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost renomination.
March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1917
1913 – 1933:
Abbeville, Anderson, Greenwood, Newberry, Oconee, and Pickens Counties.[4]
 
Frederick H. Dominick
Democratic March 4, 1917 –
March 3, 1933
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost renomination.
John C. Taylor Democratic March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1939
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost renomination.
 
Butler B. Hare
Democratic January 3, 1939 –
January 3, 1947
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
 
W.J. Bryan Dorn
Democratic January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1949
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
James Butler Hare Democratic January 3, 1949 –
January 3, 1951
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost renomination.
 
W.J. Bryan Dorn
Democratic January 3, 1951 –
December 31, 1974
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired to run for Governor of South Carolina and resigned.
Vacant December 31, 1974 –
January 3, 1975
 
Butler Derrick
Democratic January 3, 1975 –
January 3, 1995
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
 
Lindsey Graham
Republican January 3, 1995 –
January 3, 2003
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
 
J. Gresham Barrett
Republican January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2011
Elected in 2002.
Re-elected in 2004.
Re-elected in 2006.
Re-elected in 2008.
Retired.
2003 – 2013:
 
All of Abbeville, Anderson, Edgefield, Greenwood, McCormick, Oconee, Pickens and Saluda counties and most of Aiken and Laurens counties.
 
Jeff Duncan
Republican January 3, 2011 –
January 3, 2013
Elected in 2010.
Re-elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2016.
Re-elected in 2018.
January 3, 2013 –
Present
2013 – Present:
 

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=45&cd=03
  2. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  3. ^ "Gresh". greshambarrett.com.
  4. ^ "South Carolina". Official congressional directory. p. 104.

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