St. Louis Globe-Democrat

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Tom Pendergast and Joe Shannon

Clipping from the St. Louis Globe-Democrat on March 29, 1932 entitled "Democrats Talk Things Over at Convention" and with caption stating, "Democratic leaders talk things over during Democratic State Convention at the Coliseum yesterday. Left to right: Tom Pendergast, Democratic boss of Kansas City, and the most powerful political boss in the state, conferring with Congressman Joseph B. Shannon of Kansas City. Shannon is head of the lesser of the Democratic factions in Kansas City, was formerly a rival of Pendergast, but is now an ally."

Tom Pendergast and Joe Shannon

Clipping from the St. Louis Globe-Democrat on December 7, 1930 with caption stating, "Thomas J. (Tom) Pendergast of Kansas City, right, directing head of one of the most powerful political machines in the United States, as he appeared at the Democratic National Convention at Houston in 1928. Joseph B. Shannon, left, until recently the leader of an opposing faction of Kansas City Democrats, who was elected to Congress in the Fifth District. Pendergast actively supported Shannon and thereby eliminated the rival who had frequently challenged Pendergast's political supremacy.

From Ralph F. Lozier to John T. Barker

Letter from Ralph F. Lozier to John T. Barker in which Lozier explains Thomas J. Pendergast's support of Lozier in his 1932 U.S. Representative campaign. He also informs Barker of a political effort in Missouri to divide Democrats from Kansas City with those of rural Missouri.

From Lloyd Stark to Arthur Foster

Letter from Lloyd Stark to Arthur Foster thanking him for sending the attached newspaper clipping about William Hirth, Stark's opponent in the race for governor.

From Ernest O. Boone to Lloyd C. Stark

Letter from Ernest O. Boone to Lloyd C. Stark reporting that the statewide Negro Democratic Convention voted to endorse Stark's candidacy for governor.

"Department of Justice Investigates Padded Registration in Kansas City"

Unknown Republican publication without volume or issue identification with excerpts from several St. Louis newspapers about the corrupting influence of Tom Pendergast in Kansas City, including the accusation that he chose the Democratic nominee for Governor. Crimes committed by Johnny Lazia and others are also described. The Republican ticket for Missouri is included on page 3.