List of United States Senators from South Carolina

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South Carolina ratified the Constitution on May 23, 1788. Its Senate seats were declared vacant in July 1861 owing to its secession from the Union. They were again filled from July 1868.

Class 2[edit source | edit]

Class 2 U.S. Senators belong to the electoral cycle that were elected for two sessions of the U.S. Congress in the first election of 1788 and whose seats in recent years are contested in 1996, 2002, 2008, and 2014.

#SenatorPartyYearsCongressTermElectoral history
1Pierce butler.jpg Pierce ButlerPro-
Administration
March 4, 1789 –
October 25, 1796
11Elected in 1789
Anti-
Administration
2
32Re-elected in 1793

Resigned
Democratic-
Republican
4
VacantOctober 25, 1796 –
December 8, 1796
2John HunterDemocratic-
Republican
December 8, 1796 –
November 26, 1798
4
(Continued)
Elected to finish Butler's term

Resigned
5
3Charles Pinckney.jpg Charles PinckneyDemocratic-
Republican
December 6, 1798 –
June 6, 1801
Elected to finish Hunter's term
63Elected to full term in 1799

Resigned to become U.S. Minister to Spain
7
VacantJune 6, 1801 –
December 15, 1801
4ThomasSumter.jpg Thomas SumterDemocratic-
Republican
December 15, 1801 –
December 16, 1810
7
(Continued)
Elected to finish Pinckney's term
8
94Re-elected in 1805

Resigned
10
11
VacantDecember 16, 1810 –
December 31, 1810
5John Taylor South Carolina governor.jpg John TaylorDemocratic-
Republican
December 31, 1810 –
November 1816
11
(Continued)
Elected to finish Sumter's term
125Elected in to full term in 1810

Resigned
13
14
VacantNovember 1816 –
December 4, 1816
6William Smith-SC.jpg William SmithDemocratic-
Republican
December 4, 1816 –
March 3, 1823
14
(Continued)
Elected to finish Taylor's term
156Elected in to full term in 1816

Lost re-election
16
17
7Ryhayne.jpg Robert Y. HayneJacksonian
Republican
March 4, 1823 –
December 13, 1832
187Elected in 1822
Jacksonian19
20
218Re-elected in 1828

Resigned to become Governor of South Carolina
Nullifier22
VacantDecember 13, 1832 –
December 29, 1832
8John C. Calhoun.jpeg John C. CalhounNullifierDecember 29, 1832 –
March 3, 1843
22
(Continued)
Elected to finish Hayne's term
23
249Re-elected in 1834
Democratic25
26
2710Re-elected in 1840

Resigned
9Daniel Elliott HugerDemocraticMarch 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1845
28Elected to finish Calhoun's term

Resigned
VacantMarch 3, 1845 –
November 26, 1845
29
10JohnCCalhoun.jpeg John C. CalhounDemocraticNovember 26, 1845 –
March 31, 1850
29
(Continued)
Re-elected to finish Huger's term
3011Re-elected in 1846

Died
31
VacantMarch 31, 1850 –
April 11, 1850
11FHElmore.jpg Franklin H. ElmoreDemocraticApril 11, 1850 –
May 29, 1850
Appointed to continue Calhoun's term

Died
VacantMay 29, 1850 –
June 4, 1850
12RWBarnwell.jpg Robert Woodward BarnwellDemocraticJune 4, 1850 –
December 8, 1850
Appointed to continue Elmore's term

Retired when successor elected
VacantDecember 8, 1850 –
December 18, 1850
13Robert Barnwell Rhett.jpg Robert RhettDemocraticDecember 18, 1850 –
May 7, 1852
31
(Continued)
Elected to finish Elmore's term

Resgined
32
VacantMay 7, 1852 –
May 10, 1852
14WilliamDeSaussure.jpg William F. De SaussureDemocraticMay 10, 1852 –
March 3, 1853
32
(Continued)
Appointed to continue Rhett's term

Elected to finish Rhett's term

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15Hon. Josiah J. Evans, S.C - NARA - 528688.tif Josiah J. EvansDemocraticMarch 4, 1853 –
May 6, 1858
3312Elected in 1852

Died
34
35
VacantMay 6, 1858 –
May 11, 1858
16Arthur P. Hayne - Brady-Handy.jpg Arthur P. HayneDemocraticMay 11, 1858 –
December 2, 1858
Appointed to continue Evans's term

Retired when successor elected
17JChesnut.jpg James Chesnut, Jr.DemocraticDecember 3, 1858 –
November 10, 1860
35
(Continued)
Elected to finish Evans's term
3613Re-elected in 1858

Withdrew, and later expelled for his support of the Confederate States
VacantNovember 10, 1860 –
July 15, 1868
Civil War and Reconstruction
37
38
3914
40
18Thomas J. Robertson - Brady-Handy.jpg Thomas J. RobertsonRepublicanJuly 15, 1868 –
March 3, 1877
Elected to finish vacant term
41
4215Re-elected in 1872
43
44
19MatthewButler.jpg Matthew ButlerDemocraticMarch 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1895
4516Elected in 1876
46
47
4817Re-elected in 1882
49
50
5118Re-elected in 1888

Lost re-election
52
53
20Benjamintillman.jpg Benjamin TillmanDemocraticMarch 4, 1895 –
July 3, 1918
5419Elected in 1894
55
56
5720Re-elected in 1900
58
59
6021Re-elected in 1906
61
62
6322Re-elected in 1912

Died
64
65
VacantJuly 3, 1918 –
July 6, 1918
21ChristieBenet.jpg Christie BenetDemocraticJuly 6, 1918 –
November 5, 1918
Appointed to continue Tillman's term

Lost election to finish Tillman's term
22Pollock.jpg William P. PollockDemocraticNovember 6, 1918 –
March 3, 1919
65
(Continued)
Elected to finish Tillman's term

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23Nathaniel B. Dial.jpg Nathaniel B. DialDemocraticMarch 3, 1919 –
March 3, 1925
6623Elected in 1918

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67
68
24Coleman Livingston Blease.jpg Coleman Livingston BleaseDemocraticMarch 4, 1925 –
March 3, 1931
6924Elected in 1924

Lost renomination
70
71
25James F. ByrnesDemocraticMarch 4, 1931 –
July 8, 1941
7225Elected in 1930
73
74
7526Re-elected in 1936

Resigned
76
77
VacantJuly 8, 1941 –
July 22, 1941
26AlvaLumpkin.jpg Alva M. LumpkinDemocraticJuly 22, 1941 –
August 1, 1941
Appointed to continue Byrnes's term

Died
27Roger Craft Peace.jpg Roger C. PeaceDemocraticAugust 5, 1941 –
November 4, 1941
Appointed to continue Byrne's term

Retired when successor elected
28M000279.jpg Burnet R. MaybankDemocraticNovember 5, 1941 –
September 1, 1954
77
(Continued)
Elected to finish Byrnes's term
7827Re-elected in 1942
79
80
8128Re-elected in 1948

Died
82
83
VacantSeptember 1, 1954 –
September 6, 1954
29CharlesEzra2.jpg Charles E. DanielDemocraticSeptember 6, 1954 –
December 23, 1954
Appointed to finish Maybank's term

Resigned early to give successor preferential seniority
30Strom Thurmond.jpg Strom ThurmondDemocraticDecember 24, 1954 –
April 4, 1956
83
(Continued)
Appointed to finish Daniel's term, having been elected to the next term
8429Elected to full term in 1954

Resigned
31Wofford Thomas A.jpg Thomas A. WoffordDemocraticApril 5, 1956 –
November 6, 1956
Appointed to continue Thurmond's term

Retired
32Strom Thurmond.jpg Strom ThurmondDemocraticNovember 7, 1956 –
January 3, 2003
Elected to finish his own term
85
86
8730Re-elected in 1960
88
Republican88
(Continued)
89
9031Re-elected in 1966
91
92
9332Re-elected in 1972
94
95
9633Re-elected in 1978
97
98
9934Re-elected in 1984
100
101
10235Re-elected in 1990
103
104
10536Re-elected in 1996

Retired
106
107
33Lindsey Graham official photo.jpg Lindsey GrahamRepublicanJanuary 3, 2003 –
Present
10837Elected in 2002
109
110
11138Re-elected in 2008
112
113
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Class 3[edit source | edit]

Class 3 U.S. Senators belong to the electoral cycle that were elected for three sessions of the U.S. Congress in the first election of 1788 and whose seats in recent years are contested in 1998, 2004, 2010, and 2016.

#SenatorPartyYearsCongressTermElectoral history
1Ralph Izard.jpg Ralph IzardPro-
Administration
March 4, 1789 –
March 3, 1795
11Elected in 1789

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2
3
2JacobRead.jpg Jacob ReadFederalistMarch 4, 1795 –
March 3, 1801
42Elected in 1795

Lost re-election
5
6
3Colhoun.jpg John E. ColhounDemocratic-
Republican
March 4, 1801 –
October 26, 1802
73Elected in 1800

Died
VacantOctober 26, 1802 –
November 4, 1802
4Pierce butler.jpg Pierce ButlerDemocratic-
Republican
November 4, 1802 –
November 21, 1804
7
(Continued)
Elected to finish Colhoun's term

Resgined
8
VacantNovember 21, 1804 –
December 6, 1804
5John Gaillard G000005.jpg John GaillardDemocratic-
Republican
December 6, 1804 –
February 26, 1826
8
(Continued)
Elected in finish Butler's term
9
104Re-elected in 1806
11
12
135Re-elected in 1812
14
15
166Re-elected in 1818
17
Crawford
Republican
18
Jacksonian197Re-elected in 1824

Died
VacantFebruary 26, 1826 –
March 8, 1826
6Senatorwilliamharper.jpg William HarperJacksonianMarch 8, 1826 –
November 29, 1826
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7William Smith-SC.jpg William SmithJacksonianNovember 29, 1826 –
March 3, 1831
19
(Continued)
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20
21
8Stephen Decatur MillerNullifierMarch 4, 1831 –
March 3, 1833
228Elected in 1830
Resigned due to ill health
VacantMarch 3, 1833 –
November 26, 1833
23
9William C. Preston - Brady-Handy.jpg William C. PrestonNullifierNovember 26, 1833 –
November 29, 1842
23
(Continued)
Elected to finish Miller's term
24
Whig259Re-elected in 1836

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26
27
VacantNovember 29, 1842 –
December 23, 1842
10George-McDuffie.jpg George McDuffieDemocraticDecember 23, 1842 –
August 17, 1846
27
(Continued)
Elected to finish Preston's term
2810Re-elected in 1842

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29
VacantAugust 17, 1846 –
December 4, 1846
11APButler.jpg Andrew ButlerDemocraticDecember 4, 1846 –
May 25, 1857
29
(Continued)
Appointed to continue McDuffie's term

Elected to finish McDuffie's term
30
3111Re-elected in 1848
32
33
3412Re-elected in 1854

Died
35
VacantMay 25, 1857 –
December 7, 1857
12JHHammond.jpg James Henry HammondDemocraticDecember 7, 1857 –
November 11, 1860
35
(Continued)
Elected to finish Butler's term

Withdrew
36
VacantNovember 11, 1860 –
July 16, 1868
36
(Continued)
Civil War and Reconstruction
3713
38
39
4014
13FASawyer.jpg Frederick A. SawyerRepublicanJuly 16, 1868 –
March 3, 1873
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
41
42
14John J. Patterson - Brady-Handy.jpg John J. PattersonRepublicanMarch 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1879
4315Elected in 1872

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44
45
15Wade Hampton III - Brady-Handy.jpg Wade Hampton IIIDemocraticMarch 4, 1879 –
March 3, 1891
4616Elected in 1878
47
48
4917Re-elected in 1884

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50
51
16JohnIrby.jpg John L. M. IrbyDemocraticMarch 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1897
5218Elected in 1890

[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
53
54
17Joseph Earle.jpg Joseph H. EarleDemocraticMarch 4, 1897 –
May 20, 1897
5519Elected in 1896

Died
VacantMay 20, 1897 –
June 1, 1897
18John Lowndes McLaurin.jpg John L. McLaurinDemocraticJune 1, 1897 –
March 3, 1903
55
(Continued)
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56
57
19Asbury Latimer.jpg Asbury LatimerDemocraticMarch 4, 1903 –
February 20, 1908
5820Elected in 1902

Died
59
60
VacantFebruary 20, 1908 –
March 6, 1908
20FrankGary.jpg Frank B. GaryDemocraticMarch 6, 1908 –
March 3, 1909
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21Senator Ellison DuRant Smith.jpg Ellison D. SmithDemocraticMarch 4, 1909 –
November 17, 1944
6121Elected in 1908
62
63
6422Re-elected in 1914
65
66
6723Re-elected in 1920
68
69
7024Re-elected in 1926
71
72
7325Re-elected in 1932
74
75
7626Re-elected in 1938
Lost renomination, and then died
77
78
VacantNovember 17, 1944 –
November 20, 1944
78
(Continued)
22WiltonHall.jpg Wilton E. HallDemocraticNovember 20, 1944 –
January 3, 1945
Appointed to complete Smith's term
23Johnston Olin.jpg Olin D. JohnstonDemocraticJanuary 3, 1945 –
April 18, 1965
7927Elected in 1944
80
81
8228Re-elected in 1950
83
84
8529Re-elected in 1956
86
87
8830Re-elected in 1962

Died
89
VacantApril 18, 1965 –
April 22, 1965
24DonaldRussell.jpg Donald S. RussellDemocraticApril 22, 1965 –
November 8, 1966
Appointed to continue Johnson's term

Lost nomination to finish Johnson's term
25Fritz Hollings press photo, color.jpg Ernest HollingsDemocraticNovember 9, 1966 –
January 3, 2005
89
(Continued)
Elected to finish Johnson's term
90
9131Re-elected in 1968
92
93
9432Re-elected in 1974
95
96
9733Re-elected in 1980
98
99
10034Re-elected in 1986
101
102
10335Re-elected in 1992
104
105
10636Re-elected in 1998

Retired
107
108
26Jim DeMint.jpg James W. DeMintRepublicanJanuary 3, 2005 –
January 1, 2013
10937Elected in 2004
110
111
11238Re-elected in 2010

Resigned to head The Heritage Foundation
27Tim Scott, official portrait, 113th Congress.jpg Tim ScottRepublicanJanuary 2, 2013 –
Present
112
(Continued)
Appointed to continue DeMint's term
113
114
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