South Carolina Delegates to the U.S. Congress

43rd U.S. Congress (1873-1875)

The 43rd U.S. Congress met in two sessions: 1) December 1, 1873 to June 23, 1874; and 2) December 7, 1874 to March 4, 1875. A Special Session was convened from March 4th to March 26th in 1873.

Due to the results of the 1870 U.S. Census, South Carolina was authorized to send five (5) delegates to the U.S. House of Representatives. All South Carolina U.S. House Districts were redrawn and renumbered as of March 3, 1873.

U.S. Senators from South Carolina

Name

County From

Comments

John James Patterson

Richland
-

Thomas James Robertson

Richland
-

U.S. House of Representatives from South Carolina

Name

U.S. House District*

County From

Comments

Richard Harvey Cain

5th

Charleston
One source asserts his district was "At Large."

Robert Brown Elliott /
Lewis Cass Carpenter

3rd

Barnwell /
Charleston
Robert Brown Elliott resigned on November 1, 1874. Lewis Cass Carpenter was elected to replace him and he took his seat on November 3, 1874.

Joseph Hayne Rainey

1st

Georgetown
-

Alonzo Jacob Ransier

2nd

Charleston
-

Alexander Stuart Wallace

4th

York
-
* The South Carolina U.S. Congressional Districts were redrawn and renumbered due to the results of the 1870 U.S. Census. 
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