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United States House of Representatives elections in South Carolina, 1936

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The 1936 South Carolina United States House of Representatives elections were held on November 2, 1936, to select six Representatives for two-year terms from the state of South Carolina. All five incumbents who ran were re-elected and the open seat in the 4th congressional district was retained by the Democrats. The composition of the state delegation thus remained solely Democratic.

There was a split in the South Carolina Republican Party between the Tolbert and Seabrook factions because each side wanted to be the arbiter of the spoils system should a national Republican victory occur. Therefore, they both offered their own slate of candidates for the federal contests and they were competing against each other, not the Democrats, to show the national Republican Party that they held more sway in the state.

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Racist. Sexist. Republican. These words are virtually interchangeable—at least, according to most professors, journalists, and celebrities. So, are they right? Let’s take a look at history. The Republican Party was created in 1854. The first Republican Party platform, adopted at the party’s first national convention in 1856, promised to defeat, quote, “those twin relics of barbarism: polygamy and slavery.” Those “twin relics” were spreading into the western territories. Republicans feared that as those territories became states, polygamy and slavery might become permanent parts of American life. Polygamy—the marriage of one man to multiple women—devalued women and made them a kind of property. Slavery, of course, did the same to blacks. Literally. The Democrats were so opposed to the Republicans and their anti-slavery stance that in 1860, just six weeks after the election of the first Republican president, Abraham Lincoln, South Carolina, a state dominated by Democrats, voted to secede from the union. The Civil War that followed was the bloodiest war in US history. It led to the passage, by Republicans, of the 13th Amendment, which freed the slaves; the 14th Amendment, which gave them citizenship; and the 15th Amendment; which gave them the vote. In 1870, the first black senator and the first black congressman were sworn in—both Republicans. In fact, every black representative in the House until 1935 was a Republican. And every black senator until 1979 was, too. For that matter, the first female member of Congress was a Republican; the first Hispanic governor and senator were Republicans. The first Asian senator? You get the idea. Republicans also kept their pledge to defend women’s rights. In 1862, the Morrill Anti-Bigamy Act was passed by the Republican-controlled Congress to put an end to polygamy. In 1920, after 52 years of Democratic Party opposition, the 19th Amendment was ratified thanks to the Republican Congress, which pressured Democratic President Woodrow Wilson to drop his opposition to women’s rights. In the final tally, only 59 percent of House Democrats and 41 percent of Senate Democrats supported women’s suffrage. That’s compared to 91 percent of House Republicans and 82 percent of Senate Republicans. There certainly was a “war on women”—and it was led by the Democratic Party. But while Republicans had won a major battle for women’s rights, the fight for blacks’ civil rights had a long way to go. In the 1920s, Republican President Calvin Coolidge declared that the rights of blacks are “just as sacred as those of any other citizen.” By contrast, when famed sprinter Jesse Owens, a staunch Republican, won four gold medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, he was snubbed by Democratic President Franklin Roosevelt. Roosevelt only invited white Olympians to the White House. Two decades later, it was a Republican President, Dwight Eisenhower, who sent the 101st Airborne Division to escort black students into Little Rock’s Central High when Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus—a Democrat—refused to honor a court order to integrate the state’s public schools. The Civil Rights Act of 1960, which outlawed poll taxes and other racist measures meant to keep blacks from voting, was filibustered by 18 Democrats for 125 hours. Not one Republican senator opposed the bill. Its follow-up bill, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, is one of the landmark pieces of legislation in American history. That, too, survived a filibuster by Democrats thanks to overwhelming Republican support. But, you might be thinking, all that’s in the past. What have Republicans done for women and blacks lately? The answer you’d hear from professors, journalists and celebrities is... “not much.” And this time, they’d be right. They’d be right because the Republican Party treats blacks and women as it treats everyone: as equals. The Democratic Party never has, and it still doesn’t. Today’s Democrats treat blacks and women as victims who aren’t capable of succeeding on their own. The truth is, this is just a new kind of contempt. So, there is a party with a long history of racism and sexism...but it ain't the Republicans. I’m Carol Swain, for Prager University.

Contents

1st Congressional District

Incumbent Democratic Congressman Thomas S. McMillan of the 1st congressional district, in office since 1925, defeated two Republican challengers.

General election results

South Carolina's 1st Congressional District Election Results, 1936
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Thomas S. McMillan (incumbent) 15,772 96.9 -0.8
Republican (Tolbert) B.L. Hendrix 314 1.9 -0.4
Republican (Seabrook) Ben Felman 193 1.2 +1.2
Majority 15,458 95.0 -0.4
Turnout 16,279
Democratic hold

2nd Congressional District

Incumbent Democratic Congressman Hampton P. Fulmer of the 2nd congressional district, in office since 1921, defeated Gary Paschal in the Democratic primary and defeated two Republicans in the general election.

Democratic primary

Democratic Primary
Candidate Votes %
Hampton P. Fulmer 33,578 62.5
Gary Paschal 20,172 37.5

General election results

South Carolina's 2nd Congressional District Election Results, 1936
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Hampton P. Fulmer (incumbent) 21,653 98.3 -0.9
Republican Leaphart 249 1.1 +0.3
Republican L.A. Black 130 0.6 +0.6
No party Write-Ins 4 0.0 0.0
Majority 21,404 97.2 -1.2
Turnout 22,036
Democratic hold

3rd Congressional District

Incumbent Democratic Congressman John C. Taylor of the 3rd congressional district, in office since 1933, defeated J. Wade Drake in the Democratic primary and two Republicans in the general election.

Democratic primary

Democratic Primary
Candidate Votes %
John C. Taylor 39,370 68.7
J. Wade Drake 17,923 31.3

General election results

South Carolina's 3rd Congressional District Election Results, 1936
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic John C. Taylor (incumbent) 18,983 99.0 -0.4
Republican O.B. Menees 116 0.6 0.0
Republican A.F. Earnes 73 0.4 +0.4
No party Write-Ins 1 0.0 0.0
Majority 18,867 98.4 -0.4
Turnout 19,173
Democratic hold

4th Congressional District Special Election

Incumbent Democratic Congressman John J. McSwain of the 4th congressional district died on August 6, 1936, and a special election was called for November 3 to be held simultaneously with the regular election. The South Carolina Democratic Party held a primary election that would choose their candidate for both the special and regular election. Gabriel H. Mahon, Jr. won the primary and was unopposed in the special election to serve out the remainder of the term.

Democratic primary

Democratic Primary
Candidate Votes %
Gabriel H. Mahon, Jr. 19,268 29.7
Joseph R. Bryson 17,510 27.0
J.G. Leatherwood 14,557 22.5
Claude A. Taylor 13,449 20.8
Democratic Primary Runoff
Candidate Votes % ±%
Gabriel H. Mahon, Jr. 31,370 53.8 +24.1
Joseph R. Bryson 26,947 46.2 +19.2

General election results

South Carolina's 4th Congressional District Special Election Results, 1936
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Gabriel H. Mahon, Jr. 24,715 100.0 +0.6
Majority 24,715 100.0 +1.2
Turnout 24,715
Democratic hold

4th Congressional District

Gabriel H. Mahon, Jr., winner of the Democratic primary for both the special and regular election of the 4th congressional district, defeated two Republicans in the general election to win the term for the 75th Congress.

General election results

South Carolina's 4th Congressional District Election Results, 1936
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Gabriel H. Mahon, Jr. 25,468 98.9 -1.1
Republican W.E. Murray 162 0.6 +0.6
Republican Frank W. Faux 121 0.5 +0.5
Majority 25,306 98.3 -1.7
Turnout 25,751
Democratic hold

5th Congressional District

Incumbent Democratic Congressman James P. Richards of the 5th congressional district, in office since 1933, defeated two Republican challengers.

General election results

South Carolina's 5th Congressional District Election Results, 1936
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic James P. Richards (incumbent) 15,748 99.2 +0.5
Republican C.F. Pendleton 110 0.7 -0.6
Republican A.B. McCraw 23 0.1 +0.1
Majority 15,638 98.5 +1.1
Turnout 15,881
Democratic hold

6th Congressional District

Incumbent Democratic Congressman Allard H. Gasque of the 6th congressional district, in office since 1923, won the Democratic primary and defeated two Republicans in the general election.

Democratic primary

Democratic Primary
Candidate Votes %
Allard H. Gasque 28,470 62.9
James R. Turner 14,505 32.0
R.G. Blackburn 2,318 5.1

General election results

South Carolina's 6th Congressional District Election Results, 1936
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Allard H. Gasque (incumbent) 16,027 99.3 0.0
Republican T.J. Karnes 71 0.5 -0.2
Republican C.R. Davis 36 0.2 +0.2
No party Write-Ins 1 0.0 0.0
Majority 15,956 98.8 +0.2
Turnout 16,135
Democratic hold

See also

References

  • Jordan, Frank E. The Primary State: A History of the Democratic Party in South Carolina, 1876-1962. pp. 106, 111, 120, 124. 
  • "Supplemental Report of the Secretary of State to the General Assembly of South Carolina." Reports of State Officers Boards and Committees to the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina. Volume I. Columbia, SC: 1937, pp. 7–9.
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