South Carolina's 7th congressional district

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South Carolina's 7th congressional district
Current RepresentativeTom Rice (RMyrtle Beach)
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South Carolina's 7th congressional district
Current RepresentativeTom Rice (RMyrtle Beach)
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The 7th Congressional District of South Carolina is a congressional district for the United States House of Representatives in South Carolina. It was first eliminated in 1853 as a result of the 1850 Census. After the 1880 Census, it was reconstituted for 50 years. Called the "shoestring district" because of its long, narrow shape, it had majority black voters, who elected African-American representatives to Congress in the late 19th century.

The 1895 constitution disfranchised black voters by discriminatory changes to voter registration and electoral rules. Following that, only white Democrats were elected to Congress from the district. It was eliminated in 1933 after redistricting following the 1930 Census. It was last represented by Hampton P. Fulmer, who was redistricted into the 2nd District.

South Carolina had only six districts for the next 80 years, until it regained a seventh district in 2013 as a result of the 2010 Census. The new configuration of the 7th district is located in northeastern South Carolina, including the Myrtle Beach metropolitan area and the Pee Dee region.[1] It is roughly similar to the configuration of the 6th district before it was reconfigured as a black-majority district after the 1990 census. Republican Tom Rice won the seat in the 2012 elections and took office in January 2013, when the 113th Congress convened.

List of representatives[edit]

NameTenurePartyElectoral history
District created in 1803
No image.svg Thomas MooreMarch 4, 1803 –
March 3, 1813
Democratic-
Republican
Redistricted from the 6th district
No image.svg Elias EarleMarch 4, 1813 –
March 3, 1815
Democratic-
Republican
Redistricted from the 8th district
No image.svg John TaylorMarch 4, 1815 –
March 3, 1817
Democratic-
Republican
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Elias EarleMarch 4, 1817 –
March 3, 1821
Democratic-
Republican
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg John WilsonMarch 4, 1821 –
March 3, 1823
Democratic-
Republican
Redistricted to the 6th district
No image.svgJoseph GistMarch 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
Jackson
Republican
Redistricted from the 8th district
March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1827
Jacksonian
No image.svg William T. NuckollsMarch 4, 1827 –
March 3, 1833
Jacksonian[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg William K. ClowneyMarch 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1835
Nullifier[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg James RogersMarch 4, 1835 –
March 3, 1837
Jacksonian[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg William K. ClowneyMarch 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
Nullifier[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg James RogersMarch 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1843
Democratic[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Robert Barnwell Rhett, Sr.gif Robert B. RhettMarch 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1849
DemocraticRedistricted from the 2nd district
No image.svg William F. ColcockMarch 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1853
Democratic[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
District eliminated in 1853
District re-established in 1883
Edmund William McGregor Mackey - Brady-Handy.jpg Edmund W.M. MackeyMarch 4, 1883 –
January 27, 1884
RepublicanRedistricted from the 2nd district

Died
Robert Smalls - Brady-Handy.jpg Robert SmallsMarch 18, 1884 –
March 3, 1887
Republican[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
William Elliott.jpeg William ElliottMarch 4, 1887 –
September 23, 1890
DemocraticLost contested election
Thomas Ezekiel Miller.jpg Thomas E. MillerSeptember 24, 1890 –
March 3, 1891
RepublicanWon contested election
William Elliott.jpeg William ElliottMarch 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1893
Democratic[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
George Washington Murray.jpg George W. MurrayMarch 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1895
RepublicanWon contested election of 1894, finally seated in 1896
No image.svg J. William StokesMarch 4, 1895 –
June 1, 1896
DemocraticSeat declared vacant while being contested because of Democratic election fraud
November 3, 1896 –
July 6, 1901
Died
Asbury Francis Lever hec-12496.jpg Asbury F. LeverNovember 5, 1901 –
August 1, 1919
DemocraticResigned to become member of Federal Farm Loan Board
EdwardCMann.jpg Edward C. MannOctober 7, 1919 –
March 3, 1921
Democratic[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
HamptonPFulmer.jpg Hampton P. FulmerMarch 4, 1921 –
March 3, 1933
DemocraticRedistricted to the 2nd district
District eliminated in 1933
District re-established in 2013
Tom Rice, Official Portrait, 113th Congress - full.jpg Tom RiceJanuary 3, 2013 –
Present
RepublicanIncumbent

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census 2010 shows Red states gaining congressional districts". Washington Post. Retrieved 2010-12-21. 

Coordinates: 34°07′N 79°21′W / 34.11°N 79.35°W / 34.11; -79.35