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1886 United States House of Representatives elections in South Carolina

The 1886 South Carolina United States House of Representatives elections were held on November 2, 1886 to select seven Representatives for two-year terms from the state of South Carolina. Five incumbents were re-elected, the Republican incumbent was defeated, and the open seat was retained by the Democrats. The composition of the state delegation after the election was solely Democratic.

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1st Congressional DistrictEdit

Incumbent Democratic Congressman Samuel Dibble of the 1st congressional district, in office since 1883, was unopposed in his bid for re-election.

General election resultsEdit

South Carolina's 1st Congressional District Election Results, 1886
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Samuel Dibble (incumbent) 3,315 99.9 +26.4
No party Write-Ins 2 0.1 +0.1
Majority 3,313 99.8 +52.8
Turnout 3,317
Democratic hold

2nd Congressional DistrictEdit

Incumbent Democratic Congressman George D. Tillman of the 2nd congressional district, in office since 1883, was unopposed in his bid for re-election.

General election resultsEdit

South Carolina's 2nd Congressional District Election Results, 1886
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic George D. Tillman (incumbent) 5,212 99.6 +15.2
No party Write-Ins 23 0.4 -1.0
Majority 5,189 99.2 +29.0
Turnout 5,235
Democratic hold

3rd Congressional DistrictEdit

Incumbent Democratic Congressman D. Wyatt Aiken of the 3rd congressional district, in office since 1877, opted to retire. James S. Cothran was nominated by the Democrats and was unopposed in his bid for election.

General election resultsEdit

South Carolina's 3rd Congressional District Election Results, 1886
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic James S. Cothran 4,402 99.8 +6.3
No party Write-Ins 7 0.2 +0.2
Majority 4,395 99.6 +12.6
Turnout 4,409
Democratic hold

4th Congressional DistrictEdit

Incumbent Democratic Congressman William H. Perry of the 4th congressional district, in office since 1885, was unopposed in his bid for re-election.

General election resultsEdit

South Carolina's 4th Congressional District Election Results, 1886
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic William H. Perry (incumbent) 4,470 100.0 +0.6
Majority 4,470 100.0 +1.2
Turnout 4,470
Democratic hold

5th Congressional DistrictEdit

Incumbent Democratic Congressman John J. Hemphill of the 5th congressional district, in office since 1883, won the Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election.

Democratic primaryEdit

Democratic Primary
Candidate Votes %
John J. Hemphill 3,539 62.0
M.J. Hough 880 15.4
W.D. Trantham 759 13.3
E.M. Law 527 9.3

General election resultsEdit

South Carolina's 5th Congressional District Election Results, 1886
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic John J. Hemphill (incumbent) 4,696 99.9 +25.4
No party Write-Ins 5 0.1 -3.6
Majority 4,691 99.8 +47.1
Turnout 4,701
Democratic hold

6th Congressional DistrictEdit

Incumbent Democratic Congressman George W. Dargan of the 6th congressional district, in office since 1883, was unopposed in his bid for re-election.

General election resultsEdit

South Carolina's 6th Congressional District Election Results, 1886
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic George W. Dargan (incumbent) 4,411 98.7 +24.7
No party Write-Ins 58 1.3 -1.4
Majority 4,353 97.4 +46.7
Turnout 4,469
Democratic hold

7th Congressional DistrictEdit

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

General election resultsEdit

South Carolina's 7th Congressional District Election Results, 1886
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic William Elliott 6,493 52.0 +17.4
Republican Robert Smalls (incumbent) 5,961 47.8 -15.8
No party Write-Ins 22 0.2 -1.6
Majority 532 4.2 -24.8
Turnout 12,476
Democratic gain from Republican

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Jordan, Frank E. The Primary State: A History of the Democratic Party in South Carolina, 1876-1962. pp. 112–113.