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

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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. She describes that on election day in Kansas City she saw, "a big black car, with no license plates, with four Italians in it and they had two machine guns in their laps with no effort to hide them...".

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June 9th 1964
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Publication, commercial use, or reproduction of this image or the accompanying data requires prior written permission from the The Harry S. Truman Library and Museum. Use of this image also requires that credit be given to The Harry S. Truman Library and Museum.
Collection Title, Call or Box Number: 
Ralph E. Truman Papers
Digital Object Identifier: 
TPL-TRE-B005-001
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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.