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South Carolina's 3rd congressional district
United States House of Representatives, South Carolina District 3 map.png
Current Representative J. Gresham Barrett (R)
Population (2000) 668,668
Median income $36,092
Ethnicity 76.9% White, 20.6% Black, 0.6% Asian, 1.9% Hispanic, 0.2% Native American, 0.0% other
Cook PVI R+17

The 3rd Congressional District of South Carolina is a congressional district in western South Carolina bordering both Georgia and North Carolina. It includes all of Abbeville, Anderson, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Oconee, Pickens and Saluda counties and approximately half of Aiken county. The district is mostly rural, but much of the economy revolves around the manufacturing centers of Anderson and Greenwood.

Historically, the district was a Democratic stronghold, and Democrats continued to hold most local offices well into the 1990s. However, most residents share the social conservative predilections of their counterparts in the 4th, which has kept the district in Republican hands since the gigantic Republican landslide of 1994. Republicans now dominate the district's politics at all levels, usually scoring margins rivaling those in the 4th. J. Gresham Barrett, elected in 2002, currently represents the district, though he will not be seeking relection in 2010 to support his 2010 gubernatorial bid.[1]

2010 Race

As of July 2009, 7 Republicans and 2 Democrat had filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to run for the open seat.[2]

Republican:

Democratic:

List of representatives

Name Took Office Left Office Party District Residence Notes
Daniel Huger March 4, 1789 March 3, 1793 Pro-Administration
Lemuel Benton March 4, 1793 March 3, 1795 Anti-Administration
March 4, 1795 March 3, 1799 Democratic-Republican
Benjamin Huger March 4, 1799 March 3, 1805 Federalist Georgetown
David R. Williams March 4, 1805 March 3, 1809 Democratic-Republican Darlington County
Robert Witherspoon March 4, 1809 March 3, 1811 Democratic-Republican Mayesville
David R. Williams March 4, 1811 March 3, 1813 Democratic-Republican Darlington County
Theodore Gourdin March 4, 1813 March 3, 1815 Democratic-Republican Pineville
Benjamin Huger March 4, 1815 March 3, 1817 Federalist Georgetown
James Ervin March 4, 1817 March 3, 1821 Democratic-Republican Darlington
Thomas R. Mitchell March 4, 1821 March 3, 1823 Democratic-Republican Georgetown
Robert B. Campbell March 4, 1823 March 3, 1825 Jacksonian D-R Brownsville
Thomas R. Mitchell March 4, 1825 March 3, 1829 Jackson Georgetown
John Campbell March 4, 1829 March 3, 1831 Jackson Brownsville
Thomas R. Mitchell March 4, 1831 March 3, 1833 Jackson Georgetown
Thomas Singleton March 4, 1833 November 25, 1833 Nullifier Kingstree Died
Robert B. Campbell February 27, 1834 March 3, 1837 Nullifier Brownsville
John Campbell March 4, 1837 March 3, 1839 Nullifier
March 4, 1839 March 3, 1843 Democratic redistricted to the 4th district
Joseph A. Woodward March 4, 1843 March 3, 1853 Democrat Winnsboro
Laurence M. Keitt March 4, 1853 July 15, 1856 Democrat St. Matthews Resigned
August 6, 1856 December ???, 1860 re-elected after resigning seat
Civil War - Occupation and Reconstruction
Manuel S. Corley July 25, 1868 March 3, 1869 Republican Lexington
Solomon L. Hoge April 8, 1869 March 3, 1871 Republican Columbia successfully contested election of J.P. Reed
Robert B. Elliott March 4, 1871 November 1, 1874 Republican Columbia Resigned
Lewis C. Carpenter November 3, 1874 March 3, 1875 Republican Charleston
Solomon L. Hoge March 4, 1875 March 3, 1877 Republican Columbia
D. Wyatt Aiken March 4, 1877 March 3, 1887 Democrat Cokesbury
James S. Cothran March 4, 1887 March 3, 1891 Democrat Abbeville
George Johnstone March 4, 1891 March 3, 1893 Democrat Newberry
Asbury C. Latimer March 4, 1893 March 3, 1903 Democrat Belton
Wyatt Aiken March 4, 1903 March 3, 1917 Democrat Abbeville
Frederick H. Dominick March 4, 1917 March 3, 1933 Democrat Newberry
John C. Taylor March 4, 1933 January 3, 1939 Democrat Anderson
Butler B. Hare January 3, 1939 January 3, 1947 Democrat Saluda
W.J. Bryan Dorn January 3, 1947 January 3, 1949 Democrat Greenwood
James Butler Hare January 3, 1949 January 3, 1951 Democrat Saluda
W.J. Bryan Dorn January 3, 1951 December 31, 1974 Democrat Greenwood Resigned
Butler Derrick January 3, 1975 January 3, 1995 Democrat Edgefield
Lindsey Graham January 3, 1995 January 3, 2003 Republican Central
J. Gresham Barrett January 3, 2003 Present Republican Westminster Incumbent

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