1896 United States presidential election in South Carolina
The 1896 United States presidential election in South Carolina took place on November 3, 1896. Voters chose nine representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president. South Carolina overwhelmingly voted for the Democratic nominee, former U. S. Representative from Nebraska William Jennings Bryan, over the Republican nominee, former governor of Ohio William McKinley. Bryan won the state by a landslide margin of 71.79 percent
1792 United States presidential election in South Carolina
The 1792 United States presidential election in South Carolina took place between November 2 and December 5, 1792 as part of the 1792 United States presidential election. The state legislature chose eight representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President. South Carolina, unanimously cast its eight electoral votes for incumbent George Washington during its first presidential election
1900 United States presidential election in South Carolina
The 1900 United States presidential election in South Carolina took place on November 6, 1900. Voters chose nine representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for the President and Vice President. South Carolina overwhelmingly voted for the Democratic nominee, former U. S. Representative and 1896 Democratic presidential nominee William Jennings Bryan, over the Republican nominee, President William McKinley. Bryan won South Carolina by a landslide margin of 85.92% in this rematch of the 1896 presidential election. Despite McKinley’s decisive victory nationwide as a result of the return of economic prosperity and recent victory in the Spanish–American War, South Carolina proved to be his weakest state, due to the nearly complete disfranchisement of the black majority, the party’s sole support in the state; this would be the last election when the Republican Party won any county in South Carolina until Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1952, the last when any county voted against the Democrats until Dixiecrat Strom Thurmond carried every county bar Anderson and Spartanburg in 1948
1924 United States presidential election in South Carolina
The 1924 United States presidential election in South Carolina took place on November 4, 1924, as part of the 1924 United States Presidential Election, held throughout all contemporary 48 states. Voters chose nine representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president. South Carolina voted for the Democratic nominee, Ambassador John W. Davis of West Virginia, over the Republican nominee, incumbent President Calvin Coolidge of Massachusetts. Davis ran with Governor Charles W. Bryan of Nebraska, while Coolidge ran with former Budget Director Charles G. Dawes of Illinois. In the running that year was the Progressive Party nominee, Senator Robert M. La Follette of Wisconsin and his running mate Senator Burton K. Wheeler of Montana. Davis won South Carolina by a landslide margin of 94.35 percent of the vote
Thomas A. Hendricks
Thomas Andrews Hendricks was an American politician and lawyer from Indiana who served as the 16th governor of Indiana from 1873 to 1877 and the 21st vice president of the United States from March to November 1885. Hendricks represented Indiana in the U. S. House of Representatives and the U. S. Senate, he represented Shelby County, Indiana, in the Indiana General Assembly and as a delegate to the 1851 Indiana constitutional convention. In addition, Hendricks served as commissioner of the General Land Office. Hendricks, a popular member of the Democratic Party, was a fiscal conservative, he defended the Democratic position in the U. S. Senate during the American Civil War and Reconstruction Era and voted against the Thirteenth and Fifteenth Amendments to the U. S. Constitution, he opposed Radical Reconstruction and President Andrew Johnson's removal from office following Johnson's impeachment in the U. S. House. Born in Muskingum County, Hendricks moved to Indiana, with his parents in 1820. After graduating from Hanover College, class of 1841, Hendricks studied law in Shelbyville and Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.
He was admitted to the Indiana bar in 1843. Hendricks began his law practice in Shelbyville, moved to Indianapolis in 1860, established a private law practice with Oscar B. Hord in 1862; the firm evolved into Daniels, one of the state's leading law firms. Hendricks ran for election as Indiana's governor three times, but won only once. In 1872, on his third and final attempt, Hendricks defeated General Thomas M. Brown by a margin of 1,148 votes, his term as governor of Indiana was marked by numerous challenges, including a strong Republican majority in the Indiana General Assembly, the economic Panic of 1873, an economic depression. One of Hendricks's lasting legacies during his tenure as governor was initiating discussions to fund construction of the present-day Indiana Statehouse, completed after he left office. A memorial to Hendricks was installed on the southeast corner of its grounds in 1890. Hendricks, a lifelong Democrat, was his party's candidate for U. S. vice president with New York governor Samuel Tilden as its presidential nominee in the controversial presidential election of 1876.
Although they won the popular vote and Hendricks lost the election by one vote in the Electoral College to the Republican Party's presidential nominee, Rutherford B. Hayes, his vice presidential running mate, William A. Wheeler. Despite his poor health, Hendricks accepted his party's nomination for vice president in the election of 1884 as Grover Cleveland's running mate. Cleveland and Hendricks won the election, but Hendricks only served as vice president for about eight months, from March 4, 1885, until his death on November 25, 1885, in Indianapolis, he is buried in Indianapolis's Crown Hill Cemetery. Hendricks was born on September 7, 1819, in Muskingum County, near East Fultonham and Zanesville, he was the second of eight children born to John and Jane Hendricks, who were from Pennsylvania. In 1820 Hendricks moved with his parents and older brother to Madison in Jefferson County, Indiana, at the urging of Thomas's uncle, William Hendricks, a successful politician who served as a U. S. Representative, a U.
S. Senator, as the third governor of Indiana. Thomas's family first settled on a farm near his uncle's home in Madison, moved to Shelby County, Indiana, in 1822. Hendricks's father, a successful farmer who operated a general store, became involved in politics, including appointment from President Andrew Jackson as deputy surveyor of public lands for his district. Indiana's Democratic Party leaders visited the Hendricks home in Shelbyville, from an early age Hendricks was influenced to enter politics. Hendricks attended local schools, he graduated from Hanover College in Hanover, Indiana, in 1841, in the same class as Albert G. Porter a future governor of Indiana. After college Hendricks read law with Judge Stephen Major in Shelbyville, in 1843 he took an eight-month law course at a school operated by his uncle, Judge Alexander Thomson in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. Hendricks returned to Indiana, was admitted to the bar in 1843, established a private practice in Shelbyville. Hendricks married Eliza Carol Morgan of North Bend, Ohio, on September 26, 1845, after a two-year courtship.
The couple met when Eliza was visiting Mrs. Daniel West, in Shelbyville; the couple's only child, a son named Morgan, was born on January 16, 1848, died in 1851, at the age of three. Thomas and Eliza Hendricks moved to Indianapolis in 1860 and resided from 1865 to 1872 at 1526 South New Jersey Street, now known as the Bates-Hendricks House. Hendricks remained active in the legal community and in state and national politics from the 1840s until his death in 1885. Hendricks began his political career in 1848, when he served a one-year term in the Indiana House of Representatives after defeating Martin M. Ray, the Whig candidate. Hendricks was one of the two Shelby County delegates to the 1850–51 Indiana constitutional convention, he served on committee that created the organization of the state's townships and counties and decided on the taxation and financial portion of the state constitution. Hendricks debated the clauses on the powers of the different offices and argued in favor of a powerful judiciary and the abolishment of grand juries.
Hendricks represented Indiana as a Democrat in the U. S. House of Representatives in the Thirty-second and Thirty-third Congresses from March 4, 1851 to March 3, 1855. Hendricks was chairman of the U. S. Comm
1972 United States presidential election in South Carolina
The 1972 United States presidential election in South Carolina took place on November 7, 1972. All fifty states and the District of Columbia were part of the 1972 United States presidential election. South Carolina voters chose eight electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president. South Carolina overwhelmingly voted for the Republican nominees, incumbent President Richard Nixon of California and his running mate Vice President Spiro Agnew of Maryland. Nixon and Agnew defeated the Democratic nominees, Senator George McGovern of South Dakota and his running mate U. S. Ambassador Sargent Shriver of Maryland. Nixon carried South Carolina with 70.58 percent of the vote to McGovern’s 27.92 percent, a victory margin of 42.66 percent. This election provided the Republican Party with its best presidential result in South Carolina since Reconstruction and constitutes the only presidential election where the Republican candidate carried every county in the state; this is the only time, as of the 2016 presidential election, that Marlboro County has voted for a Republican presidential candidate since that county was founded in 1896, the first time the Wallace counties of Union and Cherokee had voted Republican.
It is the last time, as of the 2016 presidential election, when Orangeburg County, Clarendon County, Williamsburg County, Marion County, Jasper County, Fairfield County, Hampton County, Lee County, Allendale County have voted for a Republican presidential candidate. McCormick County would not vote Republican again until Donald Trump in 2016
1880 United States presidential election in South Carolina
The 1880 United States presidential election in South Carolina took place on November 2, 1880, as part of the 1880 United States presidential election. Voters chose seven representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president. South Carolina voted for the Democratic nominee, Winfield Scott Hancock, over the Republican nominee, James A. Garfield. Hancock won the state by a margin of 31.38%