Truman, Harry S.

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Truman and Jackson County Judges, 1931

Jackson County Judges Harry S. Truman, William O. Beeman, and Eugene I. "Buck" Purcell took the oath of office on January 6, 1931. L-R: Jackson County Clerk Eddie Becker, Eastern district Judge Eugene Purcell, Presiding Judge Harry S. Truman, Western district Judge William O. Beeman, and Jackson County Deputy Sherriff Tiny Johnson.

Truman & Jacobson, Incorporated Preferred Stock Certificate

Preferred stock certificate for Truman & Jacobson, Incorporated, signed and sealed on March 10, 1921. The document provides a receipt that John H. Thacher owns 5 shares of the company, at $100.00 per share. The certificate includes signatures by Truman and Jacobson.

Truman & Jacobson Haberdashers Advertisement

Advertisement for Truman & Jacobson Haberdashers at 104 W. 12th Street, Kansas City, Missouri. The tongue-in-cheek message describes the mutual benefit between consumer and company by patronizing the haberdashery.

The Kansas City Labor Herald, August 9, 1940, Front Cover

The front page of The Kansas City Labor Herald, Volume 37, No. 28 from Friday, August 9, 1940. The official publication of the American Federation of Labor in Kansas City, Missouri on this edition's front page a favorable article of Harry S. Truman and his 1940 campaign for U.S. Senator. The article describes Truman's recent Democratic nomination for the Senate and praises him as a "friend of labor." An image of Truman is included on the front page.

The Kansas City Labor Herald, August 2, 1940

The first and sixth page of The Kansas City Labor Herald, Volume 37, No. 27 from Friday, August 2, 1940. The official publication of the American Federation of Labor in Kansas City, Missouri on this edition's front page a favorable article of Harry S. Truman and his 1940 campaign for U.S. Senator. The article endorses Truman as a "friend of labor" and recapped a Truman campaign rally held that past Tuesday on July 30, 1940 at the Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Missouri.

The Four Horsemen of the Pendergast Machine

Pamphlet written by Ewing Young Mitchell, former Assistant Secretary of Commerce in Franklin D. Roosevelt administration's first term. He first responds to Harry Truman's statement to a reporter that "he never had sought the support of the Pendergast political organization in Missouri" and that the Pendergast machine was not involved in scandal until after he was elected to the Senate.

Statement on Reappointment of Maurice Milligan as U.S. Attorney

Harry S. Truman's final draft of his statement on the reappointment of Maurice Milligan as U.S. Attorney. Truman strongly opposes Milligan's reappointment because he finds him to be morally and professionally unqualified. Specifically, Truman takes issue with Milligan's selection of the petit jury in the 1936 election voter fraud cases where no residents of Jackson County or acquaintances of the same were allowed to take part. Truman comments on this saying, "I say to this Senate, Mr.

Resolution by the Standard Railway Labor Organizations in Favor of Harry S. Truman

A resolution unanimously adopted at a meeting of the members of the Standard Railway Labor Organizations held at the Continental Hotel, Kansas City, Missouri, July 12, 1940. The resolution endorses Harry S. Truman in his 1940 campaign for U.S. Senate and provides seven cases for such endorsement. The members in attendance find Truman to be "a friend of labor and the general public."

Relationship of Ralph E. Truman and Olive L. Truman with Harry S. Truman: 1940 Senatorial Campaign

Essay documenting the role Ralph E. Truman and Olive L. Truman played in the 1940 U.S. Senatorial campaign in Missouri. Olive describes how Governor Lloyd C. Stark asked for Ralph's support for Stark's senatorial campaign, as Stark had recently appointed Ralph to a General. After Ralph put his support towards the reelection of his cousin Senator Harry S. Truman, Stark attempted to have Ralph's status as General revoked. In response, Ralph, Olive, and Bennett C. Clark resolved to get another Democratic candidate to enter to decrease Stark's chance of nomination.

Relationship of Ralph E. Truman and Olive L. Truman with Harry S. Truman: 1934 Senatorial Campaign

Essay documenting the role Ralph E. Truman and Olive L. Truman played in the 1934 U.S. Senatorial campaign in Missouri. Olive details how her and her husband helped Jacob L. Milligan with his campaign before learning that Ralph's cousin Harry S. Truman would enter as well. The two had committed themselves to the Milligan campaign and could not aid Harry. Olive also details tactics used by the Pendergast Organization during this campaign.

Questionaire, No. 3 for Judge Truman

A flyer that seeks to disparage Harry S. Truman in his 1924 campaign for re-election as Judge of Jackson County. The document lists ten questions directed towards Harry S. Truman for the reader to consider before voting. The unnamed "Publicity Committee" attempts to implicate Truman with the Pendergast Machine within the questions.

Questionaire, No. 2 for Judge Truman

A flyer that seeks to disparage Harry S. Truman in his 1924 campaign for re-election as Judge of Jackson County. The document lists ten questions directed towards Harry S. Truman for the reader to consider before voting. The unnamed "Publicity Committee" implies that all important decisions made by Truman are first approved by the Pendergast Machine.