Pendergast Machine

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Letter from Missouri Senator Francis Wilson to W. T. Carrington, describing his attitude toward campaigning, party loyalty and Missouri political machines.

Anonymous letter implicating the Kansas City Police Department in voting irregularities and that state control of the department is what enabled fairer elections.

Letter from Jack Stapleton to Tom Pendergast praising Lloyd Stark's candidacy for governor and congratulating the organization for endorsing him. He references an enclosed article.

Letter from Lloyd C. Stark to J. H. Easley discussing Stark's gubernatorial campaign. He writes that he understands "that the Kansas City organization will support the strongest candidates, and if that is true,... we should have their support."

Letter from F. H. Norris to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, describing his experience with WPA employement being tied to Pendergast support, as is election board membership. He reports "a man from K.C.

Letter from C. J. Hitchcock to Ewing Young Mitchell, Jr. on March 22, 1934. Hitchcock praises Mitchell for his public attack on Thomas J. Pendergast and discusses unemployment among trained railroad men.

Letter alerting the Governor to the illegal activities of Roy Fulton, president of the union democratic club in Kansas City and operator of a brewery.

Letter from Jim Pendergast to Guy B. Park recommending Fred Deuchler for a job in the state highway department.

Letter from Ralph Wammack to gubernatorial candidate Lloyd Stark in which he discusses the importance of garnering the support of the Pendergast regime in order to be victorious.

Letter from Jimmy Hurst to Lloyd C. Stark, advising Stark on strengthening certain political relationships for the upcoming campaign, including his connection with Jim Aylward. He also writes that Judge Ross "is one of the very last men T.J.

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."

Letter from Ralph F. Lozier to Katherine W. Halterman. Lozier informs Katherine that his nomination for U.S. Senate is unlikely now that T. J. Pendergast supports James P. Aylward's campaign. He then provides an analysis of the Missouri campaign for U.S. Senate.

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