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South Carolina's 6th congressional district
United States House of Representatives, South Carolina District 6 map.png
Current Representative Jim Clyburn (D)
Population (2000) 668,670
Median income $28,967
Ethnicity 40.8% White, 57.0% Black, 0.5% Asian, 1.5% Hispanic, 0.3% Native American, 0.1% other
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The 6th Congressional District of South Carolina is a congressional district in central South Carolina. It includes all of Bamberg, Clarendon, Colleton, Marion and Williamsburg counties and parts of Berkeley, Calhoun, Charleston, Dorchester, Florence, Georgetown, Lee, Orangeburg, Richland and Sumter counties. The district was gerrymandered in the early 1990s from a deal by Republicans and black Democrats in the South Carolina General Assembly to ensure a majority black population. The rural counties of the black belt in South Carolina make up much of the district, but it was also carved to include the black precincts in Charleston and Columbia.

Even before the district assumed its current configuration, it was a Democratic bastion. It included the northeastern part of the state, from Darlington to Myrtle Beach. It only elected two Republicans, in both cases for only a single term.

Jim Clyburn, the current House Majority Whip, has represented this district since 1993.

List of representatives

Name Took Office Left Office Party District Residence Notes
District created in 1793
Andrew Pickens March 4, 1793 March 3, 1795 Anti-Administration Abbeville
Samuel Earle March 4, 1795 March 3, 1797 Democratic-Republican
William Smith March 4, 1797 March 3, 1799 Democratic-Republican Spartanburg
Abraham Nott March 4, 1799 March 3, 1801 Federalist Camden
Thomas Moore March 4, 1801 March 3, 1803 Democratic-Republican Spartanburg redistricted to the 7th district
Levi Casey March 4, 1803 February 3, 1807 Democratic-Republican Newberry Died
Joseph Calhoun June 2, 1807 March 3, 1811 Democratic-Republican Calhoun Mills
John C. Calhoun March 4, 1811 November 3, 1817 Democratic-Republican Abbeville Resigned after being appointed Secretary of War
Eldred Simkins January 24, 1818 March 3, 1821 Democratic-Republican Edgefield
George McDuffie March 4, 1821 March 3, 1823 Democratic-Republican Charleston redistricted to the 5th district
John Wilson March 4, 1823 March 3, 1825 Jacksonian D-R Golden Grove redistricted from the 7th district
March 4, 1825 March 3, 1827 Jacksonian
Warren R. Davis March 4, 1827 March 3, 1831 Jacksonian Pendleton
March 4, 1831 January 29, 1835 Nullifier Died
Waddy Thompson, Jr. September 10, 1835 March 3, 1837 Anti-Jackson
March 4, 1837 March 3, 1841 Whig
William Butler March 4, 1841 March 3, 1843 Whig
Isaac E. Holmes March 4, 1843 March 3, 1851 Democrat Charleston redistricted from the 1st district
William Aiken, Jr. March 4, 1851 March 3, 1853 Democrat Charleston redistricted to the 2nd district
William W. Boyce March 4, 1853 December 21, 1860 Democrat Winnsboro Retired
Civil War - Occupation and Reconstruction - Not Allocated
District eliminated in 1867
District re-established 1883
George W. Dargan March 4, 1883 March 3, 1891 Democrat Darlington
Eli T. Stackhouse March 4, 1891 June 14, 1892 Democrat Little Rock Died
John L. McLaurin December 5, 1892 May 31, 1897 Democrat Bennettsville Resigned after being elected to US Senate
James Norton December 6, 1897 March 3, 1901 Democrat Mullins
Robert B. Scarborough March 4, 1901 March 3, 1905 Democrat Conway
J. Edwin Ellerbe March 4, 1905 March 3, 1913 Democrat Sellers
J. Willard Ragsdale March 4, 1913 July 23, 1919 Democrat Florence Died
Philip H. Stoll October 7, 1919 March 3, 1923 Democrat Kingstree
Allard H. Gasque March 4, 1923 June 17, 1938 Democrat Florence Died
Elizabeth H. Gasque September 13, 1938 January 3, 1939 Democrat Florence
John L. McMillan January 3, 1939 January 3, 1973 Democrat Mullins
Edward Lunn Young January 3, 1973 January 3, 1975 Republican Florence
John Jenrette January 3, 1975 December 10, 1980 Democrat North Myrtle Beach Resigned
John L. Napier January 3, 1981 January 3, 1983 Republican Bennettsville
Robin Tallon January 3, 1983 January 3, 1993 Democrat Florence
Jim Clyburn January 3, 1993 Present Democrat Sumter Incumbent

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