Memorandum regarding James M. Pendergast, nephew of Kansas City political boss Tom Pendergast. The document discusses his involvement in the 1948 election of Forest Smith as Missouri governor, with the understanding that Smith would allow crime boss Charles Binaggio to have greater influence over the Kansas City police board of commissioners.
Donnelly, Phil M.
Letter from Frederick E. Whitten to Ewing Young Mitchell, Jr. on March 22, 1940. Whitten discusses his thoughts on Missouri political candidates ahead of the 1940 election.
Letter from J. H. Easley to Lloyd C. Stark discussing prospects in Stark's upcoming election. He writes that it is early in the campaign and "most of the talk is to find out who is going to be the strongest and who will [Pendergast] back."
Letter from Frederick E. Whitten to Ewing Young Mitchell, Jr. on March 19, 1940. Whitten responds to William Hirth's suggestion that he run for office in the 1940 election.
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."