South Carolina gubernatorial election, 1898

South Carolina gubernatorial election, 1898

The 1898 South Carolina gubernatorial election was held on November 8, 1898 to select the governor of the state of South Carolina. Governor William Haselden Ellerbe won the Democratic primary and ran unopposed in the general election to win a second term as governor.

Democratic Primary

The South Carolina Democratic Party held their primary for governor on August 30 and incumbent Governor Ellerbe was the frontrunner. Claudius Cyprian Featherstone won second place in the primary to advance to the runoff on September 8, but came up short against Ellerbe.

General Election

The general election was held on November 8, 1898 and William Haselden Ellerbe was reelected as the governor of South Carolina without opposition. Being a non-presidential election and few contested races, turnout was approximately half of that for the previous gubernatorial election.

Election box candidate with party link
party = Democratic Party (United States)
candidate = William Haselden Ellerbe
votes = 28,225
percentage = 100.0
change = +10.9
Election box majority
votes = 28,225
percentage = 100.0
change = +17.5
Election box turnout
votes = 28,225
percentage =
change =

colspan=5 |Democratic hold

frame|300px|none|1898 South Carolina gubernatorial election map, by percentile by county.


*cite news |title= Decline of the Primary |work= The News and Courier |date= 6 September 1898 |page= 2
*cite news |title= The Vote Tabulated |work= The News and Courier |date= 13 September 1898 |page= 2
*"Election Returns." "Reports and Resolutions of the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina". Volume I. Columbia, SC: The Bryan Printing Company, 1899, p. 256.
*cite book | last = Jordan | first = Frank E | title = The Primary State: A History of the Democratic Party in South Carolina, 1876-1962 | pages = pp. 19-21

ee also

*Governor of South Carolina
*List of Governors of South Carolina
*South Carolina gubernatorial elections

External links

* [ SCIway Biography of Governor William Haselden Ellerbe]

list=South Carolina gubernatorial elections

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