Cochran, John J.

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Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Rufus B. Burrus to the Kansas City Star Editorial Editor in which Burrus responds to an article entitled, "Truman Servant of Pendergast". Burrus believes statements in the article to be untrue and addresses allegations of voter fraud in connection with Harry S. Truman. He also addresses Truman's relationship with Thomas J. Pendergast.

Genre: 
Essays

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.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Harry S. Truman in Washington D.C. to his wife Bess in Independence, Missouri. In this letter, Truman updates Bess on his day and expresses his simple desire to be a businessman in a small town. He then recounts a dinner meeting with other Senators, including Joseph F. Guffey. Truman exclaims that, "He has a desire to be a Senate boss and since I don't like Pennsylvania anyway it wasn't hard for me to be against him. He tried to get Tom P. [Pendergast] to bring pressure on me about his real bill and Tom told me about it."

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from George G. Vest to Ewing Young Mitchell, Jr. on June 1, 1934. Vest asks for Mitchell's support of John J. Cochran for U.S. Senator and describes Cochran's growing support in Missouri.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from C. W. Greenwade to Ewing Young Mitchell, Jr. on June 4, 1934. Greenwade inquires what candidate for U.S. Senate in Missouri he should openly support and comments that he believes John J. Cochran will when the primary.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from G. H Foree to Ewing Young Mitchell, Jr. on June 14, 1934. Foree speculates how the current field of U.S. Senate candidates for Missouri formed and who will win at election. He comments, "This coming primary is not one in which the choice of Democracy will win- it will be Boss manipulated."

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from G. H. Foree to Ewing Young Mitchell, Jr. on June 19, 1934. In the U.S. Senate race, Foree notes candidates Jacob L. Milligan and John J. Cochran fighting each other, but notes little press in St. Louis on Harry S. Truman. On this point, Foree comments, "Pendergast never did hunt ducks with a brass band."

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from G. H. Foree to Ewing Young Mitchell, Jr. on June 26, 1934. Foree reports on John J. Cochran's political meeting in St. Louis of the previous evening and on Cochran's projected polling in St. Louis. He recounts, "They are claiming 10 to 1 of all the combined votes of [Jacob L.] Milligan and [Harry S.] Truman in the city." Foree also mentions that Cochran recently traveled to Kansas City to meet with Thomas J. Pendergast.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from an unknown author (possibly Martin J. Collins of St. Louis, Missouri) to "Bob" on July 23, 1934, regarding the U.S. Senate race in Missouri. The author comments that Harry S. Truman, John J. Cochran, and Jacob L. Milligan are all campaigning to undecided voters in upstate, rural Missouri.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from T. O'Donnell to Ewing Young Mitchell, Jr. on December 5, 1934. O'Donnell reports that the St. Louis Star decided not to report the information on the Pendergast machine that O'Donnell provided to them. He also comments on the aftermath of the 1934 election and inquires if Mitchell could place him in an administrative position.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Clarence Cannon updating Lloyd Stark on his interactions regarding his candidacy for governor. He reports that Duke Shoop from the Kansas City Star "said that no man from either Kansas City or St. Louis could be elected ... the next Governor would come from the country."

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter updating Lloyd Stark on his interactions regarding his candidacy for governor. Copy of document SHSMO-C0004-F08102-0001.

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