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1898 United States House of Representatives elections in South Carolina

1st Congressional DistrictEdit

Incumbent Democratic Congressman William Elliott of the 1st congressional district, in office since 1897, defeated Republican challenger George W. Murray.

General election resultsEdit

South Carolina's 1st Congressional District Election Results, 1898
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic William Elliott (incumbent) 3,030 66.5 +2.8
Republican George W. Murray 1,529 33.5 -2.8
No party Write-Ins 1 0.0 0.0
Majority 1,501 33.0 +3.2
Turnout 4,560
Democratic hold

2nd Congressional DistrictEdit

Incumbent Democratic Congressman W. Jasper Talbert of the 2nd congressional district, in office since 1893, defeated Republican challenger B.P. Chatfield.

General election resultsEdit

South Carolina's 2nd Congressional District Election Results, 1898
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic W. Jasper Talbert (incumbent) 4,013 97.0 +4.6
Republican B.P. Chatfield 122 2.9 -4.4
No party Write-Ins 4 0.1 -0.2
Majority 3,891 94.1 +9.0
Turnout 4,139
Democratic hold

3rd Congressional DistrictEdit

Incumbent Democratic Congressman Asbury Latimer of the 3rd congressional district, in office since 1893, won the Democratic primary and defeated Republican challenger John R. Tolbert in the general election.

Democratic primaryEdit

Democratic Primary
Candidate Votes %
Asbury Latimer 7,866 57.4
George Johnstone 3,621 26.5
Julius E. Boggs 2,210 16.1

General election resultsEdit

South Carolina's 3rd Congressional District Election Results, 1898
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Asbury Latimer (incumbent) 9,746 96.6 +4.6
Republican John R. Tolbert 332 3.3 -4.7
No party Write-Ins 14 0.1 +0.1
Majority 9,414 93.3 +7.5
Turnout 10,092
Democratic hold

4th Congressional DistrictEdit

Incumbent Democratic Congressman Stanyarne Wilson of the 4th congressional district, in office since 1895, won the Democratic primary and defeated Republican challenger P.S. Suber in the general election.

Democratic primaryEdit

Democratic Primary
Candidate Votes %
Stanyarne Wilson 8,650 52.1
Joseph T. Johnson 7,089 42.7
M.L. Donaldson 872 5.2

General election resultsEdit

South Carolina's 4th Congressional District Election Results, 1898
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Stanyarne Wilson (incumbent) 4,467 96.4 +4.2
Republican P.S. Suber 165 3.6 -4.2
Majority 4,302 92.8 -4.8
Turnout 4,632
Democratic hold

5th Congressional DistrictEdit

Incumbent Democratic Congressman Thomas J. Strait of the 5th congressional district, in office since 1893, lost the Democratic primary. David E. Finley defeated William A. Barber in the runoff and then Finley defeated Republican John F. Jones in the general election.

Democratic primaryEdit

Democratic Primary
Candidate Votes %
David E. Finley 4,072 35.8
William A. Barber 2,741 24.1
Thomas J. Strait 2,210 19.4
William P. Pollock 881 7.8
J.K. Henry 795 7.0
E.J. Kennedy 676 5.9
Democratic Primary Runoff
Candidate Votes % ±%
David E. Finley 6,301 55.3 +19.5
William A. Barber 5,095 44.7 +20.6

General election resultsEdit

South Carolina's 5th Congressional District Election Results, 1898
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic David E. Finley 4,230 100.0 +9.0
No party Write-Ins 1 0.0 0.0
Majority 4,229 100.0 +18.0
Turnout 4,231
Democratic hold

6th Congressional DistrictEdit

Incumbent Democratic Congressman James Norton of the 6th congressional district, in office since 1897, defeated J. Edwin Ellerbe in the Democratic primary and Republican J.H. Evans in the general election.

Democratic primaryEdit

Democratic Primary
Candidate Votes %
James Norton 5,410 50.3
J. Edwin Ellerbe 5,353 49.7

General election resultsEdit

South Carolina's 6th Congressional District Election Results, 1898
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic James Norton (incumbent) 4,765 96.9 +9.2
Republican J.H. Evans 151 3.1 -9.1
Majority 4,614 93.8 +14.0
Turnout 4,916
Democratic hold

7th Congressional DistrictEdit

Incumbent Democratic Congressman J. William Stokes of the 7th congressional district, in office since 1896, defeated Thomas F. Brantley in the Democratic primary and Republican James Weston in the general election.

Democratic primaryEdit

Democratic Primary
Candidate Votes %
J. William Stokes 8,242 67.6
Thomas F. Brantley 3,951 32.4

General election resultsEdit

South Carolina's 7th Congressional District Election Results, 1898
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic J. William Stokes (incumbent) 4,433 89.8 +4.2
Republican James Weston 505 10.2 -4.4
Majority 3,928 79.6 +8.2
Turnout 4,938
Democratic hold

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Jordan, Frank E. The Primary State: A History of the Democratic Party in South Carolina, 1876-1962. pp. 104, 109, 113, 118, 122.
  • "Report of D.H. Tompkins, Secretary of State, to the General Assembly of South Carolina." Reports and Resolutions of the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina. Volume I. Columbia, SC: The Bryan Printing Company, 1899, pp. 252–255.