Pendergast Machine

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From Guy Park to Vina L. Montgomery

Response letter from Governor Guy Park of Missouri to Vina Montgomery, defending the work of the Democratic political machine in Kansas City.

From Grover Childers to Lloyd C. Stark

Letter from Grover Childers to Governor Lloyd C. Stark reporting on current activities of the Pendergast machine, and opinions about Stark's efforts to clean up the police department. Childers also reports that President Roosevelt "is not in sympathy with political machines that defeat the public in elections."

From Grover Childers to "Editor"

Letter to the editor from Grover Childers of Kansas City, complaining about Tom Pendergast's attempts to consolidate statewide power through the endorsement of Francis Wilson and Charles Howell.

From Gregory Vigeant, Jr. to the Board of Election Commissioners

Letter from Major Gregory Vigeant, Jr., to the Kansas City Board of Election Commissioners discussing issues at polling places during previous elections. He writes that "citizens have been threatened and told if they did note vote as ... they were told to by the machine that taxes would be raised and I, myself, have been threatened by violence."

From Gregory Vigeant, Jr. to the Board of Election Commissioners

Letter from Major Gregory Vigeant, Jr., to the Kansas City Board of Election Commissioners discussing issues at his polling place during August and March 1940 elections, including evidence that "a dead man and his wife in this precinct had been voted."

From Greene Thompson to Tom Pendergast

Letter from Greene Thompson to Tom Pendergast requesting a recommendation to Governor Guy Park to be appointed buildings and grounds caretaker at Lincoln University in Jefferson City. He includes a list of references.

From Gorge Black

Letter from Gorge Black to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, reporting on a meeting he attended where Tom Pendergast told the crowd that Stark "cares little for old age pension" and mentioned that he had a candidate to be Missouri's next governor.

From Gertrude Wyatt to Lloyd C. Stark

Letter from Gertrude Wyatt to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, describing calm and "no opposition workers in the field" during the recent election.

From George W. Maxwell to Lloyd C. Stark

Letter from George W. Maxwell to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, noting Stark's decision to go to bat with Pendergast," and saying that recent "after the reports of the exposure of corruption [in Kansas City], it is somewhat difficult to tell you the fine line difference between our idea of democracy and the idea of Hitler."

From George G. Vest to Francis Wilson

Letter from George Vest to Missouri candidate for Governor Francis Wilson, describing the nature of his support and that of his opponent, Russel Dearmont, in St. Louis.

From George E. Kimball to Lloyd C. Stark

Letter from George E. Kimball to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, discussing corruption in public service. Kimball identifies himself as "a former judge of the Jackson County Court, a former City Comtroller of Kansas City, and a Republican candidate for Mayor of Kansas in 1930." He writes to recommend Fred H. Carlson as trustworthy, "clean in his private life as well as his public service," and "highly in favor of taking the police department out of the hands of the corrupt political machine here in Kansas City."

From Garrett E. Spitzer to Lloyd C. Stark

Letter from Garrett E. Spitzer to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, congratulation Stark on Judge James Douglas' win in the Missouri Supreme Court election, but writes that "while it may sound the death knell of Boss Pendergast, ... I wish to say that Pendergast is not dead by any manner of means. He has only received a severe slap."