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1918 United States House of Representatives elections in South Carolina

1st Congressional DistrictEdit

Incumbent Democratic Congressman Richard S. Whaley of the 1st congressional district, in office since 1913, was unopposed in his bid for re-election.

General election resultsEdit

South Carolina's 1st Congressional District Election Results, 1918
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Richard S. Whaley (incumbent) 2,328 100.0 +4.6
Majority 2,328 100.0 +9.2
Turnout 2,328
Democratic hold

2nd Congressional DistrictEdit

Incumbent Democratic Congressman James F. Byrnes of the 2nd congressional district, in office since 1911, won the Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election.

Democratic primaryEdit

Democratic Primary
Candidate Votes %
James F. Byrnes 7,266 56.9
Gasper L. Toole 3,212 25.1
Theodore G. Croft 1,330 10.4
N.G. Evans 974 7.6

General election resultsEdit

South Carolina's 2nd Congressional District Election Results, 1918
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic James F. Byrnes (incumbent) 3,155 100.0 +1.5
Majority 3,155 100.0 +3.0
Turnout 3,155
Democratic hold

3rd Congressional DistrictEdit

Incumbent Democratic Congressman Frederick H. Dominick of the 3rd congressional district, in office since 1917, defeated Wyatt Aiken in the Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election.

Democratic primaryEdit

Democratic Primary
Candidate Votes %
Frederick H. Dominick 9,596 51.1
Wyatt Aiken 9,166 48.9

General election resultsEdit

South Carolina's 3rd Congressional District Election Results, 1918
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Frederick H. Dominick (incumbent) 3,701 100.0 0.0
Majority 3,701 100.0 0.0
Turnout 3,701
Democratic hold

4th Congressional DistrictEdit

Incumbent Democratic Congressman Samuel J. Nicholls of the 4th congressional district, in office since 1915, won the Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election.

Democratic primaryEdit

Democratic Primary
Candidate Votes %
Samuel J. Nicholls 9,651 46.4
Horace L. Bomar 5,743 27.6
D.B. Traxler 5,396 26.0
Democratic Primary Runoff
Candidate Votes % ±%
Samuel J. Nicholls 9,376 51.1 +4.7
Horace L. Bomar 8,970 48.9 +21.3

General election resultsEdit

South Carolina's 4th Congressional District Election Results, 1918
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Samuel J. Nicholls (incumbent) 4,069 100.0 +0.6
Majority 4,069 100.0 +1.2
Turnout 4,069
Democratic hold

5th Congressional DistrictEdit

Incumbent Democratic Congressman William F. Stevenson of the 5th congressional district, in office since 1917, was unopposed in his bid for re-election.

General election resultsEdit

South Carolina's 5th Congressional District Election Results, 1918
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic William F. Stevenson (incumbent) 3,640 100.0 0.0
Majority 3,640 100.0 0.0
Turnout 3,640
Democratic hold

6th Congressional DistrictEdit

Incumbent Democratic Congressman J. Willard Ragsdale of the 6th congressional district, in office since 1913, was unopposed in his bid for re-election.

General election resultsEdit

South Carolina's 6th Congressional District Election Results, 1918
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic J. Willard Ragsdale (incumbent) 3,626 100.0 +0.9
Majority 3,626 100.0 +1.8
Turnout 3,626
Democratic hold

7th Congressional DistrictEdit

Incumbent Democratic Congressman Asbury Francis Lever of the 7th congressional district, in office since 1901, won the Democratic primary and defeated Republican R.H. Richardson in the general election.

Democratic primaryEdit

Democratic Primary
Candidate Votes %
Asbury Francis Lever 9,770 59.8
George Bell Timmerman 3,502 21.4
Thomas Gordon McLeod 2,127 13.0
Thomas F. Brantley 942 5.8

General election resultsEdit

South Carolina's 7th Congressional District Election Results, 1918
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Asbury F. Lever (incumbent) 4,761 96.4 +2.9
Republican R.H. Richardson 176 3.6 -2.9
Majority 4,585 92.8 +5.8
Turnout 4,937
Democratic hold

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Jordan, Frank E. The Primary State: A History of the Democratic Party in South Carolina, 1876-1962. pp. 101–102, 105, 110, 123.
  • "Report of the Secretary of State to the General Assembly of South Carolina. Part II." Reports of State Officers Boards and Committees to the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina. Volume II. Columbia, SC: 1919, pp. 31–33.