Clark, Bennett C.

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From Bennett C. Clark to James A. Reed

Letter from Bennett C. Clark to James A. Reed in which he discusses a recent meeting with James A. Farley. In this meeting, Farley had asked if it was okay for Thomas J. Pendergast to control Kansas City appointments. Clark firmly opposed this and mentions that Farley divulged that "the President himself at Albany had promised this patronage to Pendergast before the convention!"

From Bennett C. Clark to James A. Reed

Letter from Bennett C. Clark to James A. Reed in which he expresses his dismay of Reed's neutrality between Charles M. Howell and Clark's U.S. Senate campaign.

From Bennett C. Clark to James A. Reed

Letter from Bennett C. Clark to James A. Reed. Clark discusses his announcement of his U.S. Senator campaign and a meeting he had with Thomas J. Pendergast. He mentions that Pendergast said he "uniformly pursued the rule of supporting any Kansas City candidate who did not happen to be personally offensive" to him.

From Bennett C. Clark to James A. Reed

Letter from Bennett C. Clark to James A. Reed. Clark discusses a Redistricting Bill and asks Reed to ask for Thomas J. Pendergast's input on the matter.

From Bennett C. Clark to James A. Reed

Letter from Bennett C. Clark to James A. Reed. Clark suggests that Reed convinces Pendergast to support Elmer Jones instead of H. O. Maxey or Gene Nelson as Missouri Speaker of the House.

From Barney E. Reilly to Ewing Young Mitchell, Jr.

Letter from Barney E. Reilly to Ewing Young Mitchell, Jr. on December 10, 1932. Reilly clarifies his political support in relation to Charles M. Howell and Bennett C. Clark. He then mentions that James M. Pendergast met with him the previous day.

From Anonymous to Governor Lloyd Stark

Anonymous letter to Governor Lloyd Stark thanking him for his efforts at taking down the St. Louis and Kansas City political machines.

From A. Ross Hill to Ewing Young Mitchell, Jr.

Letter from A. Ross Hill to Ewing Young Mitchell, Jr. on July 18, 1934. Hill reports from Kansas City on a Jacob L. Milligan campaign event, the aftermath of John Lazia's death, and campaign speeches against Harry S. Truman.

From A. Ross Hill to Ewing Young Mitchell, Jr.

Letter from A. Ross Hill to Ewing Young Mitchell, Jr. in which Hill discusses prospective candidates for U.S. Senate in Missouri. With Harry S. Truman and Jacob L. Milligan being the two most likely Democratic candidates, Hill prefers Milligan for his anti-Pendergast stance.

Dedication of the United States Court House and Post Office

Program from the edication ceremony of the new United States Court House and Post Office on Pershing Road. Federal judge Merrill E. Otis presided over the event, with guests including Senator Bennett "Champ" Clark, Senator Harry Truman, and Governor Lloyd C. Stark. Music was provided by the Letter Carriers' Band, and the event was broadcast by WDAF Radio. The program also includes photographs and histories of earlier Kansas City federal buildings, and a list of the agencies that will be housed in the new facility.

Crusade in Kansas City

Clipping from the Sunday Washington Star by O. K. Armstrong describing the Pendergast machine and efforts to take them down ahead of a March 1938 election.

Complaint by John S. Davis, Before the Board of Election Commissioners of Kansas City, Missouri

Legal documents alleging election fraud in the primary election of August 2, 1938.