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1924 United States Senate election in South Carolina

The 1924 South Carolina United States Senate election was held on November 4, 1924 to select the U.S. Senator for a six-year term from the state of South Carolina. Coleman Livingston Blease won the Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election to win the six-year term to the Senate.

Democratic primaryEdit

United States Senate Democratic primary election in South Carolina, 1924
← 1918 August 26 and September 9, 1924 1930 →
Nominee Coleman Livingston Blease James F. Byrnes
Party Democratic Democratic
Popular vote 83,738 primary
100,738 runoff
67,727 primary
98,467 runoff
Percentage 41.8% primary
50.6% runoff
33.8% primary
49.4% runoff

U.S. Senator before election

Nathaniel B. Dial

Elected U.S. Senator

Coleman Livingston Blease

Incumbent Senator Nathaniel B. Dial was opposed in the Democratic primary by Coleman Livingston Blease and James F. Byrnes. On August 26, Blease and Byrnes emerged as the top vote getters in the first primary. Blease won the runoff election on September 9 and was elected to a six-year term in the Senate because there was no opposition to the Democratic candidate in the general election.

Democratic Primary
Candidate Votes %
Coleman Livingston Blease 83,738 41.8
James F. Byrnes 67,727 33.8
Nathaniel B. Dial 44,425 22.2
John J. McMahan 4,530 2.2
Democratic Primary Runoff
Candidate Votes % ±%
Coleman Livingston Blease 100,738 50.6 +8.8
James F. Byrnes 98,467 49.4 +15.6

General election resultsEdit

South Carolina U.S. Senate Election, 1924
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Coleman Livingston Blease 49,060 100.0 0.0
Majority 49,060 100.0 0.0
Turnout 49,060
Democratic hold
  65+% won by Blease

See alsoEdit


  • Jordan, Frank E. The Primary State: A History of the Democratic Party in South Carolina, 1876-1962. pp. 68–69.
  • "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 I. Columbia, SC: 1925, p. 59.
  • "Primary Season". Time. 1925-09-22. Retrieved 2008-03-25.