Pendergast, James M.

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From Harry S. Truman to Bess W. Truman, August 18, 1924

Letter from Harry S. Truman at the Hotel Connor in Joplin, Missouri to his wife Bess in Independence, Missouri. In this letter, Truman describes his trip to Joplin with Jimmy (James M.) Pendergast.

From Harry S. Truman to Bess W. Truman, April 14, 1933

Letter from Harry S. Truman in Independence, Missouri to his wife Bess in Biloxi, Mississippi. In this particularly revealing letter, Truman provides a detailed update on politics in Jackson County and says, "I have talked to T.J. [Tom Pendergast] and to Jim [James Pendergast] over the phone. T.J. is much better and gave me to understand that I could do as I pleased with the county."

From Harry Easley to Harry S. Truman

Letter from Harry Easley to Harry S. Truman in which Easley urges Truman not to give Fred Black, Jr. a political appointment. Easley notes that Black "tells me that Jim Pendergast and Shannon Douglass are going to insist that you help him get this appointment."

From Guy Park to Jim Pendergast

Letter from Missouri Governor Guy Park asking Jim Pendergast to investigate a candidate for a state job who hails from Kansas City.

From Guy Park to James Pendergast

Letter from Missouri Governor Guy Park to James M. Pendergast, asking him to investigate the political affiliations of State Highway employees.

From Guy Park to James M. Pendergast

Letter from sitting Missouri Governor Guy Park to Jim Pendergast, indicating his desire to speak with incoming Governor Lloyd Stark about Pendergast's recommended appointment to the Workmen's Compensation Commission.

From Guy Park to James M. Pendergast

Letter from Governor Guy Park to James M. Pendergast indicating that he will investigate a situation with Russell L. Miller referenced in a previous letter.

From Grover Childers to Lloyd C. Stark

Letter from Grover Childers to Governor Lloyd C. Stark reporting on current activities of the Pendergast machine, and opinions about Stark's efforts to clean up the police department. Childers also reports that President Roosevelt "is not in sympathy with political machines that defeat the public in elections."

From Frank E. Thompson to Harry S. Truman

Letter from Frank E. Thompson to Senator Harry S. Truman in which Thompson informs Truman that he had been let go of his job as a machinist without cause. After attempting to contact James M. Pendergast, he asks for Truman to use his influence to prompt his reinstatement as machinist. Thompson mentions he is a committed member of the 12th Ward Pendergast Democratic Club under the direction of Tommy Fitzgerald.

From Francis Wilson to James M. Pendergast

Letter from Francis Wilson to James M. Pendergast describing the actions of H. G. Cherry, a Pendergast affiliate who was nonetheless speaking ill of Senator Wilson.

From Executive Secretary to James M. Pendergast

Letter from Missouri Governor Guy Park's Executive Clerk to James M. Pendergast accompanying a list of all Kansas City-based state employees.

From Executive Clerk to James Pendergast

Letter from Governor Guy Park's Executive Clerk to James Pendergast, asking that Orland Yates be appointed to a post in Washington, D.C.