Truman's First Nomination for Senator was Stolen

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Pamphlet written by Ewing Young Mitchell, former Assistant Secretary of Commerce in Franklin D. Roosevelt administration's first term. He asserts "[t]he first nomination for United States Senator of Harry S. Truman was stolen," and proceeds to argue that point. The Pendergast machine is described as "the most corrupt, the most brazen, gang of thieves who ever looted an American city," and describes the Pendergasts' businesses' activities and obstructions around the city. Mitchell states that Truman rubber-stamped Pendergast requests as Presiding Judge of the Jackson County Court, and then was hand-picked for an open Senate seat. The pamphlet also discusses how voter fraud was conducted, describing residences with 112 voter registrations, and wards with more registrations than residents; Tom Pendergast's arrest and conviction of income tax evasion; and Truman's rise to the vice presidency.

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Date: 
October 6th 1944
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Rights Statement: 
Publication, commercial use, or reproduction of this image or the accompanying data requires prior written permission from the State Historical Society of Missouri-Columbia. Use of this image also requires that credit be given to the State Historical Society of Missouri-Columbia.
Collection Title, Call or Box Number: 
Mitchell, Ewing Young, Jr., (1873-1954), Papers, 1944, C0816-f00001
Digital Object Identifier: 
SHSMO-C0816-F00001-0001
KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY | DIGITAL HISTORY
Civil War on the Western Border: The Missouri-Kansas Conflict,1855-1865.
The Pendergast Years, Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression.
KC History, Missouri Valley Special Collections at the Kansas City Public Library.