Tom Pendergast Inmate File: Letter from C. H. Waring to N. R. Timmons

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Letter from C. H. Waring, Chief Medical Officer of the U.S. Public Health Service, to N. R. Timmons, parole officer, regarding Tom Pendergast, Inmate #55295. Waring recommends that, due to Pendergast's poor health, the Board of Parole interview him in his hospital ward at Leavenworth Penitentiary, and specifically notes his numerous recent heart attacks, including one just a few weeks prior. Pendergast, known for his powerful Kansas City political machine and ties to organized crime, was found guilty of income tax evasion in 1939 and sentenced to 15 months in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth.

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Leavenworth, KS
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NARA ID 580698, Notorious Offenders Files, 1919-1975
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