Election Fraud

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Miscellaneous Documents

Memorandum and orders from District Judge Merrill E. Otis on pleas in abatement, demurrers and motions to quash, and motions to squash petit jury panel in Criminal Cases No. 13682 and 13684. The document states that the reasons for overruling similar pleas in other cases are laid out in Case No. 13646, and then addresses the motion to quash the petit grand jury panel, and in doing so describes the process wherein letters of recommendation for suitable jurors were sought from prominent members of the community, and then those individuals would be randomly selected.

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Miscellaneous Documents

Indictment in Criminal Case No. 14118: United States vs. Sadie Humphrey, G. W. Ferguson, Isador Ritz, L. A. Radcliffe, Rosemary Comiskey, Frank Murray, John Shyne, and Opal Lillis, defendants. The defendants were charged with conspiring to impede citizens' right to vote and have that vote truthfully counted in the 1st Precinct of the 2nd Ward during the November 3, 1936 election.

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Miscellaneous Documents

Indictment in Criminal Case No. 13770: United States vs. John P. Lynch, Lillie Current, Jack Cole, Edna Green, Esther Halbert, and Evelyn Parker, defendants. The defendants were charged with conspiring to impede citizens' right to vote and have that vote truthfully counted in the 14th Precinct of the 11th Ward during the November 3, 1936 election.

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Miscellaneous Documents

Judgments and orders of probation and commitment in Criminal Case No. 13767: United States vs. Louis Depasco, Zula Brennar, Florence Klaasen, Mayme Hogerty, and Rose Brown, defendants. Depasco entered a plea of nolo contendere in count two, the United States having dismissed count one, and was placed on probation for one year. Brennar and Brown entered a plea of nolo contendere in count two, the United States having dismissed count one, and were sentenced to two months in jail, suspended for two years probation, and a fine of $100.

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Miscellaneous Documents

Indictment in Criminal Case No. 13738: United States vs. W. C. Murphy, John L. Gordon, Senna Twist, Alice Tweedy, Ada Bennett, and Ernest N. Orr, defendants. The defendants were charged with conspiring to impede citizens' right to vote and have that vote truthfully counted in the 10th Precinct of the 12th Ward during the November 3, 1936 election.

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Miscellaneous Documents

Indictment in Criminal Case No. 13946: United States vs. Bruno Nicoli, Margaret Jewell (formerly McGlothlin), Frank George Fellers, Nina Ruth Fellers, Louise Frances Stroube, and Dorothy Brown, defendants. The defendants were charged with conspiring to impede citizens' right to vote and have that vote truthfully counted in the 9th Precinct of the 10th Ward during the November 3, 1936 election.

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Miscellaneous Documents

Indictment in Criminal Case No. 13944: United States vs. Matt C. Gill, Janie A. Brown, Ethel G. McLouth, Cora Ellen Owells, Mary I. Diehl, Edwin H. Mengell, defendants. The defendants were charged with conspiring to impede citizens' right to vote and have that vote truthfully counted in the 3rd Precinct of the 16th Ward during the November 3, 1936 election.

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Miscellaneous Documents

Judgments and commitments in Criminal Case No. 13768: United States vs. Charles J. Burton, Marie Wimmer, John J. White, Goldie Ricehouse, Earl Lanne, and Beatrice Jackman, defendants. Burton entered a plea of nolo contendere in count two, the United States having dismissed count one, and was sentenced to jail for two months, suspended for two years probation, and a fine of $200. Wimmer entered a plea of nolo contendere in count two, the United States having dismissed count one, and was sentenced to jail for six months, suspended for two years probation, and a fine of $500.

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Miscellaneous Documents

Indictment in Criminal Case No. 13839: United States vs. Morris Stephens, Earl B. Winans, Grace B. Clark, J. P. Bailey, William J. McMahon, and Leo Gilliam, defendants. The defendants were charged with conspiring to impede citizens' right to vote and have that vote truthfully counted in the 23rd Precinct of the 1st Ward during the November 3, 1936 election.

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Miscellaneous Documents

Indictment in Criminal Case No. 13678: United States vs. Robert C. Porter, Mary D. McComas, Lloyd W. Vinsant, Ruby Brannan, Hazel L. Holmes, and Irene E. Vinsant, defendants. The defendants were charged with conspiring to impede citizens' right to vote and have that vote truthfully counted in the 11th Precinct of the 12th Ward during the November 3, 1936 election.

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Correspondence

Letter from Jesse Barrett to I. N. Watson, discussing the recent primary election in Kansas City, and his disappointment that voters did not come out strongly against the Pendergast Machine.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Jesse Barret to I. N. Wilson discussing efforts to build a coalition in opposition to the Pendergast Machine. He also discusses rampant election fraud in Missouri using his 1936 candidacy as an example.

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