South Carolina Delegates to the U.S. Congress

5th U.S. Congress (1797-1799)
The 5th U.S. Congress met in three sessions: 1) May 15, 1797 to July 10, 1797; 2) November 13, 1797 to July 16, 1798; and 3) December 3, 1798 to March 3, 1799. A Special Session was convened on March 7, 1797. Another Special Session was convened from July 17th to July 19th in 1798.

U.S. Senators from South Carolina

Name

District From

Comments

John Hunter /
Charles Pinckney

Newberry /
Charleston
John Hunter resigned on November 26, 1798. Charles Pinckney was elected to replace him and he took his seat on December 6, 1798.

Jacob Read

Charleston
President Pro Tempore of the U.S. Senate from November 22, 1797 to June 27, 1798.

U.S. House of Representatives from South Carolina

Name

U.S. House District

SC Election District From

Comments

Lemuel Benton

3rd

St. David's
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Robert Goodloe Harper

5th

Spartanburg
-

John Rutledge, Jr.

2nd

St. Peter's
-

William Smith

6th

Spartanburg
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William Loughton Smith /
Thomas Pinckney

1st

St. James, Goose Creek /
St. Philip's & St. Michael's
William Loughton Smith resigned on July 10, 1797 after being appointed by President John Adams as Minister to Portugal and Spain. Thomas Pinckney was elected to replace him and he took his seat on November 23, 1797.

Thomas Sumter

4th

Clarendon
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