South Carolina's 8th congressional district

The 8th congressional district of South Carolina was a congressional district for the United States House of Representatives in South Carolina. It was created in 1803 as a result of the 1800 Census and eliminated in 1843 as a result of the 1840 Census. The district was last represented by Thomas De Lage Sumter.

List of members representing the districtEdit

Member Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history District location
District created March 4, 1803
 
John B. Earle
(Anderson County)
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1803 –
March 3, 1805
8th Elected in 1803.
Re-elected in 1804 but declined the seat.
1803–1813
"Pendleton district"
Vacant March 4, 1805 –
December 2, 1805
9th
Elias Earle
(Greenville)
Democratic-Republican December 2, 1805 –
March 3, 1807
Elected September 26–27, 1805 to finish his nephew's term and seated December 2, 1805.
Lost re-election.
Lemuel J. Alston
(Greenville)
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1807 –
March 3, 1811
10th
11th
Elected in 1806.
Re-elected in 1808.
Retired.
Elias Earle
(Greenville)
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1811 –
March 3, 1813
12th Elected in 1810.
Redistricted to the 7th district.
Samuel Farrow
(Spartanburg)
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1813 –
March 3, 1815
13th Elected in 1812.
Retired.
1813–1823
"Chester district"
Thomas Moore
(Spartanburg County)
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1815 –
March 3, 1817
14th Elected in 1814.
Retired.
Wilson Nesbitt
(Spartanburg)
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1817 –
March 3, 1819
15th Elected in 1816.
Retired.
John McCreary
(Chester)
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1819 –
March 3, 1821
16th Elected in 1818.
Lost re-election.
Joseph Gist
(Pinckneyville)
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1821 –
March 3, 1823
17th Elected in 1820.
Redistricted to the 7th district.
John Carter
([data unknown/missing])
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
18th
19th
20th
Redistricted from the 9th district and re-elected in 1823.
Re-elected in 1824.
Re-elected in 1826.
Retired.
1823–1833
"Kershaw district"
Jacksonian March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1829
James Blair
(Lancaster County)
Jacksonian March 4, 1829 –
April 1, 1834
21st
22nd
23rd
Elected in 1828.
Re-elected in 1830.
Re-elected in 1833.
Died.
1833–1843
[data unknown/missing]
Vacant April 1, 1834 –
December 8, 1834
23rd
 
Richard I. Manning
(Columbia)
Jacksonian December 8, 1834 –
May 1, 1836
23rd
24th
Elected June 3, 1834 to finish Blair's term and seated December 8, 1834.
Also elected to the next full term.
Died.
Vacant May 1, 1836 –
December 19, 1836
24th
 
John P. Richardson
(Spartanburg)
Jacksonian December 19, 1836 –
March 3, 1837
24th
25th
Elected October 11, 1836 to finish Manning's term and seated December 19, 1836.
Also elected to the next full term.
Retired.
Democratic March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
Thomas D. Sumter
(Stateburg)
Democratic March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1843
26th
27th
Elected in 1838.
Re-elected in 1840.
Redistricted to the 3rd district and lost re-election.
District eliminated March 3, 1843

ReferencesEdit

  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1989). The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1982). The Historical Atlas of United States Congressional Districts. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
  • Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present