Pendergast Machine

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From Chas. W. Dickey to Lloyd C. Stark

Letter from Chas. W. Dickey to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, discussing the influence of the Pendergast machine and Kansas City politics through the state, and thanking him for his work to clean up government. Dickey writes that Stark's work "presages ... a brighter day in Missouri politics [and] will do much to insure honest elections and help clean up a rotten mess of corruption."

From Chas. P. Johnson to Lloyd C. Stark

Letter from Chas. P. Johnson to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, discussing voter registration, Stark's proposed investigation into the Public Works Administration, clean elections, and the support he is organizing for Judge James Douglas. He is particularly concerned about the lack of rigor in cleaning up voter registrations in St. Louis, and the lack of public confidence that their votes will be secret.

From Chas. F. Williams to Lloyd C. Stark

Telegram from Chas. F. Williams to Governor Lloyd C. Stark regarding the prior day's election, stating "We killed Tom with 2000 volts in Clay County yesterday."

From Chas. A. Orr to Guy B. Park

Letter from Chas. A. Orr to Guy B. Park discussing Republican employees in his law office and listing their recommendations and endorsements, as well as noting that current judges and clerks were primarily commissioned by the prior election board.

From Charles W. Longley to Lloyd Stark

Letter from Charles W. Longley, editor of 'The Rockville Leader' to Lloyd Stark, candidate for Governor of Missouri. Longley encourages Stark to fight the influence of the Pendergast regime in Western Missouri, as many citizens resent their corrupt practices.

From Charles W. Dickey to Lloyd C. Stark

Letter from Charles W. Dickey to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, regarding Greene County support for Judge James M. Douglas for the Missouri Supreme Court. He indicates that Pendergast forces, including Fred Canfil, "who has long been the contact man between the Pendergast organization in Kansas City and the Little Tammany forces in Greene County," had been in Springfield organizing support against Douglas.

From Charles U. Becker to Guy B. Park

Letter from Charles U. Becker to Guy B. Park vouching for H. W. Hershberger with the State Highway Department. Becker asserts that Hershberger did not speak against Tom Pendergast during a recent campaign and thus should not be fired.

From Charles Matthews to Claude Lambert

Letter to Claude Lambert asserting that gubernatorial candidate Lloyd Stark is not beholden or affiliated to the Kansas City political machine, and making complimentary remarks about Matthew S. Murray and Henry McElroy.

From Charles Maguire to Lloyd Stark

Letter from Charles Maguire of the Maguire Coal Company to gubernatorial candidate Lloyd Stark. Maguire details his reasons for supporting Stark in the upcoming election and the shortcomings of his opponent.

From Charles M. Clarke to Lloyd Stark

Letter from Charles M. Clarke to Missouri candidate for Governor Lloyd Stark informing him as to the high level of support for his candidacy in St. Louis.

From Charles L. Dunham to Jesse Barrett

Letter from Charles L. Dunham to Jesse Barrett discussing his hopes for the upcoming election.

From Charles L. Dunham to Jesse Barrett

Letter from Charles L. Dunham to Jesse Barrett, detailing his knowledge of the workings of the Pendergast political machine in Kansas City, particularly as involves election and insurance fraud.