Memorandum re: James M. Pendergast

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Description

Memorandum regarding James M. Pendergast, nephew of Kansas City political boss Tom Pendergast. The document discusses his involvement in the 1948 election of Forest Smith as Missouri governor, with the understanding that Smith would allow crime boss Charles Binaggio to have greater influence over the Kansas City police board of commissioners. There are further descriptions of Binaggio's attempts to take advantage of Pendergast's influence prior to that time, and of election fraud efforts in 1946 and 1947.

Modern Location
Kansas City, MO
Collection Title, Call or Box Number
RG46, U.S. Senate. Special Committee to Investigate Organized Crime in Interstate Commerce. 5/3/1950-9/1/1951
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Digital Object Identifier
NARADC-RG46-30-0003-0007