Pendergast, Thomas J.

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Statement by William Hirth, publisher of The Missouri Farmer, discussing the recent Missouri Supreme Court primary election.

Letter from J. H. Orr congratulating gubernatorial candidate Lloyd Stark on his endorsement by Tom Pendergast.

Letter from Governor Lloyd C. Stark to Hon. Fred Blair Townsend, regarding Missouri's delegation to the Democratic National Convention. Stark says he believes that "Missouri is safely in line with the Roosevelt forces."

Confidental memorandum regarding Pendergast machine activities. The memo mentions patronage from the current governor, internal feuds, the State Highway Department, and advises allying Jim Aylward because "[Tom Pendergast] is slipping [and] Young Jim incompetent."

Newspaper clipping, possibly from 1974, describing an incident during the Great Depression in 1934 when Kansas City's Democratic organization, or the Pendergast political machine, fed 5,000 families.

Letter from Paul N. to Lloyd C. Stark, prior to Stark's election as governor. He provides election advise, such as not coming out as an anti-Pendergast candidate, and keeping liquor away from his reception room "as there are many, many voters who hate the sight of booze and it will cost you the respect of the rural voters."

Letter from C. W. Greenwade to Ewing Young Mitchell, Jr. on June 4, 1934. Greenwade inquires what candidate for U.S. Senate in Missouri he should openly support and comments that he believes John J. Cochran will when the primary.

Letter from A. D. Gresham to Governor Park offering support and encouragement to his administration. Gresham offers his thoughts about alcohol policy and taxation, implying that he would be interested in a position on a control board.

Letter from I. N. Watson of Kansas City to Jesse Barrett, describing the status of federal indictments for election fraud in the District Court. He also discusses the pending appointments of new Election Board members.

Letter from H. R. Conway to gubernatorial candidate Lloyd Stark, outlining why he believes Saline County did not support Stark's candidacy in greater numbers.

Letter from J. J. Smith to Governor Lloyd C. Stark. Smith warns that if a man named H. V. Sewell has recently written to pledge support for Judge James Douglas, Stark should be suspicious as Smith knows that Sewell has recently written to Pendergast pledging loyalty to his side.

Partial letter from Sheriff B. R. Williams of Macon County to Lloyd C. Stark, writing with campaign discussion and his confidence that Stark will receive Tom Pendergast's endorsement.

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