From William A. Kitchen to Harry S. Truman

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Letter from Senator Harry S. Truman to William A. Kitchen in which Truman makes a request of Kitchen. He asks him to talk with General Joe Keenan when Keenan visits Kansas City on May 14, 1938. During this visit, Truman requests Kitchen to mention Fred Canfill as an excellent pick for U.S. Marshall at Kansas City.

Letter from William A. Kitchen to Senator Harry S. Truman in which Kitchen provides his opinion on two appointments to the Workmen's Compensation Commission and the political repercussions of the same. He also informs Truman of James M. Pendergast's opinion on the situation.

Letter from William A. Kitchen to Senator Harry S. Truman in which Kitchen informs Truman that he spoke with Col. Bob Walton of Armstrong, Missouri. After explaining Truman's side of the story concerning the WPA issue, Kitchen reports that Walton agrees with Truman, but is still worried about the Democratic party in the 1940 campaign.

Letter from Senator Harry S. Truman to William A. Kitchen in which Truman comments on the appointment for a new judge on the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. He states, "I think the longer we wait on this thing the better off we are going to be."

Letter from William A. Kitchen to Senator Harry S. Truman in which Kitchen describes in detail an investigation by Harvey L. Duncan concerning an alleged theft of an interstate shipment of liquor. Kitchen warns against a conspiracy charge, which would reflect poorly on the Kansas City organization.

Letter from William A. Kitchen to Senator Harry S. Truman in which Kitchen discussing advertising for Truman's 1940 Senate re-election campaign. He informs Truman that he has been preparing campaign literature targeted towards veterans.

Letter from Senator Harry S. Truman to William A. Kitchen in which Truman addresses the WPA controversy previously mentioned by Kitchen. He defends his decision in interest of cutting federal expenses where need is no longer as critical.

Letter from William A. Kitchen to Senator Harry S. Truman in which Kitchen discusses the matter of a new Judge for the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. Kitchen asserts that the court needs a judge from Missouri as it does not currently have a Missouri judge that can devote their time to hearing cases.

Letter from Charlie L. Carr to Senator Harry S. Truman in which Carr informs Truman that William A. Kitchen had been involved in an accident and is "seriously but not critically injured". He then thanks Truman for his attempt to place Carr as judge of the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Letter from Senator Harry S. Truman to William A. Kitchen in which Truman responds to Kitchen's suggestion of a way for Truman to put in a replacement for Maurice M. Milligan as U.S. attorney at Kansas City.

Letter from William A. Kitchen to Senator Harry S. Truman in which Kitchen shares his on Robert Walton's sentiment concerning the Missouri Democratic Party. They believe the party in Missouri looks to Truman to save and reorganize it ahead of the 1942 election.

Letter from William A. Kitchen to Senator Harry S. Truman in which Kitchen updates Truman on General Joe Keenan's visit to Kansas City on May 14, 1938. As requested by Truman, Kitchen mentioned to Keenan that Fred Canfill would be an excellent pick for U.S. Marshall at Kansas City.

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