Portrait of Albert I. Beach, Mayor of Kansas City MO from 1924-1930. Source: Kansas City Museum (George Fuller Green Collection).
Excerpts from several newspaper articles about the corrupting influence of Tom Pendergast in Kansas City, including the accusation that he chose the Democratic nominee for Governor. Crimes committed by Johnny Lazia and others are also described.
Albert I. Beach served as mayor of Kansas City from 1924 to 1930. Under his administration, a new city charter was voted in that established a city manager form of government for Kansas City.