1794 South Carolina's 5th congressional district special election

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A special election was held in South Carolina's 5th congressional district on October 13–14, 1794[1] to fill a vacancy left by the death of Alexander Gillon (A) on October 6, 1794.

Election results[edit]

Candidate Party Votes[2] Percent
Robert Goodloe Harper Pro-Administration 227 91.9%
William Elliott Unknown 18 7.3%
James Simmon Unknown 2 0.8%

Harper took his seat on February 9, 1795.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ United States Congressional Elections, 1788-1997: The Official Results, by Michael J. Dubin (McFarland and Company, 1998).
  2. ^ South Carolina District 5 Race from Ourcampaigns.com
  3. ^ House official roster (footnote 21) Archived December 6, 2014, at the Wayback Machine