South Carolina Delegates to the U.S. Congress

55th U.S. Congress (1897-1899)
The 55th U.S. Congress met in three sessions: 1) March 15, 1897 to July 24, 1897; 2) December 6, 1897 to July 8, 1898; and 3) December 5, 1898 to March 3, 1899. A Special Session was convened from March 4th to March 10th in 1897.

U.S. Senators from South Carolina

Name

County From

Comments

Joseph Haynsworth Earle /
John Lowndes McLaurin

Greenville /
Marlboro
Joseph Haynsworth Earle died while in office on May 20, 1897. John Lowndes McLaurin was appointed to replace him and he took his seat on June 1, 1897.

Benjamin Ryan Tillman

Edgefield
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U.S. House of Representatives from South Carolina

Name

U.S. House District

County From

Comments

William Elliott

1st

Beaufort
-

Asbury Churchwell Latimer

3rd

Anderson
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John Lowndes McLaurin /
James Norton

6th

Marlboro /
Marion
John Lowndes McLaurin resigned on May 31, 1897 to accept a seat in the U.S. Senate. James Norton was elected to replace him and he took his seat on December 6, 1897.

James William Stokes

7th

Orangeburg
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Thomas Jefferson Strait

5th

Lancaster
-

William Jasper Talbert

2nd

Edgefield
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John Stanyarne Wilson

4th

Spartanburg
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