South Carolina's 8th Congressional District
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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 district

Name Party Years District residence Electoral history District location
District created in 1803.
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John B. Earle
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1803 -
March 3, 1805
Anderson County Elected in 1803.
Re-elected in 1804 but declined the seat.
1803-1813
"Pendleton district"
Vacant March 4, 1805 -
December 2, 1805
Elias Earle Democratic-Republican December 2, 1805 -
March 3, 1807
Greenville Elected September 26-27, 1805 to finish his nephew's term and seated December 2, 1805.
Lost re-election.
Lemuel J. Alston Democratic-Republican March 4, 1807 -
March 3, 1811
Greenville Elected in 1806.
Re-elected in 1808.
Retired.
Elias Earle Democratic-Republican March 4, 1811 -
March 3, 1813
Greenville Elected in 1810.
Redistricted to the 7th district.
Samuel Farrow Democratic-Republican March 4, 1813 -
March 3, 1815
Spartanburg Elected in 1812.
Retired.
1813-1823
"Chester district"
Thomas Moore Democratic-Republican March 4, 1815 -
March 3, 1817
Spartanburg County Elected in 1814.
Retired.
Wilson Nesbitt Democratic-Republican March 4, 1817 -
March 3, 1819
Spartanburg Elected in 1816.
Retired.
John McCreary Democratic-Republican March 4, 1819 -
March 3, 1821
Chester Elected in 1818.
Lost re-election.
Joseph Gist Democratic-Republican March 4, 1821 -
March 3, 1823
Pinckneyville Elected in 1820.
Redistricted to the 7th district.
John Carter Jackson Democratic-Republican March 4, 1823 -
March 3, 1825
[Data unknown/missing.] 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 Jacksonian March 4, 1829 -
March 3, 1833
Lancaster County Elected in 1828.
Died.
March 4, 1833 -
April 1, 1834
1833-1843
[Data unknown/missing.]
Vacant April 1, 1834 -
December 8, 1834
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Richard I. Manning
Jacksonian December 8, 1834 -
May 1, 1836
Columbia [Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant May 1, 1836 -
December 19, 1836
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John P. Richardson
Jacksonian December 19, 1836 -
March 3, 1837
Spartanburg Elected October 11, 1836 to finish Manning's term and seated December 19, 1836.

[Data unknown/missing.]

Democratic March 4, 1837 -
March 3, 1839
Thomas D. Sumter Democratic March 4, 1839 -
March 3, 1843
Stateburg [Data unknown/missing.]
District eliminated in 1843.

References

  • 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



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