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South Carolina's 8th congressional district

The 8th Congressional District of South Carolina was a congressional district for the United States House of Representatives in South Carolina. It was created in 1803 as a result of the 1800 Census and eliminated in 1843 as a result of the 1840 Census. The district was last represented by Thomas De Lage Sumter.

List of representatives

Name Party Years District residence Electoral history
District created in 1803
John B. Earle Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1803 –
March 3, 1805
Anderson County Retired
Elias Earle Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1805 –
March 3, 1807
Greenville
Lemuel J. Alston Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1807 –
March 3, 1811
Greenville
Elias Earle Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1811 –
March 3, 1813
Greenville Redistricted to the 7th district
Samuel Farrow Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1813 –
March 3, 1815
Spartanburg
Thomas Moore Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1815 –
March 3, 1817
Spartanburg County
Wilson Nesbitt Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1817 –
March 3, 1819
Spartanburg
John McCreary Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1819 –
March 3, 1821
Chester
Joseph Gist Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1821 –
March 3, 1823
Pinckneyville Redistricted to the 7th district
John Carter Jacksonian
Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
Redistricted from the 9th district
Jacksonian March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1829
James Blair March 4, 1829 –
April 1, 1834
Lancaster County Died (suicide)
Vacant April 1, 1834 –
December 8, 1834
Richard Irvine Manning I December 8, 1834 –
May 1, 1836
Columbia Died
Vacant May 1, 1836 –
December 19, 1836
John Peter Richardson II December 19, 1836 –
March 3, 1837
Spartanburg
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March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
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March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1843
Stateburg
District eliminated in 1843

References

  • Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present


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