O'Malley, R. Emmet

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Transcript of minutes from Tom Pendergast's parole hearing before Arthur D. Wood, chairman of the United States Board of Parole. Pendergast notes his health problems, including a bad heart and colostomy, and lack of prior convictions, as reasons he should be released from the penitentiary. He also discusses his family, his role at Ready Mixed Concrete Company, and a pending indictment in state court.

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Correspondence

Letter from Franklin Miller, Circuit Attorney for the City of St. Louis, to Carl Zarter, Record Clerk for the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth, regarding Tom Pendergast, Inmate #55295. The letter discusses the grand jury investigation into R. Emmet O'Malley, former State Superintendent of Insurance, and the charge of bribery with which he is being charged, and addresses the possible further investigation into Pendergast's role in that crime.

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Miscellaneous Documents

Statement on behalf of Jesse Barrett describing a speech in which he criticizes R. Emmet O'Malley for his role in a fraternal organization insurance scandal.

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Correspondence

Letter from Frank K. Ashby to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, reporting that Stark (and Judge James Douglas) do not have the support of a Pendergast-allied group in his county. Ashby suggests that if Stark "can shift the positions or take away the appointments of some of the men you know are not for you, or anything you want, you will make it much easier to control this section almost solidly."

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Correspondence

Letter to Superintendent of the state Insurance Department, R. Emmet O'Malley, urging him to investigate the salaries of officials of the Security Benefit Association.

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Correspondence

Letter from R. Emmet O'Malley referring to an enclosed letter from J. E. Dunne which responds to O'Malley's criticism of an editorial that appears in 'The Insurance Index.' Dunne's letter accuses O'Malley of corruption in the insurance industry and describes a recent letter from him as "the last wail of the dying calf."

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Correspondence

Letter frm J. R. Davis to Missouri gubernatorial candidate Lloyd Stark, offering his assessment of attitudes toward the campaign in his part of Missouri.

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Correspondence
Clippings

A brief letter and accompanying newspaper article from William Hirth to Jesse Bennett. The article concerns Missouri Governor Lloyd Stark's activities in opposition to the Pendergast Machine in Kansas City.

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Correspondence

Letter from Cyril B. Brown to Samuel O. Hargus requesting an endorsement to Tom Pendergast for an appointment in R. Emmet O'Malley's insurance department.

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Correspondence

Letter from Paul A. Marye to Guy B. Park regarding election fraud in Missouri and the involvement of the Pendergast machine in insurance fraud and other issues.

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Pamphlets

Pamphlet written by Ewing Young Mitchell, former Assistant Secretary of Commerce in Franklin D. Roosevelt administration's first term. He first responds to Harry Truman's statement to a reporter that "he never had sought the support of the Pendergast political organization in Missouri" and that the Pendergast machine was not involved in scandal until after he was elected to the Senate.

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Correspondence

Letter from C. P. Damron to Governor Lloyd C. Stark. He writes to support Stark's removal of R. Emmet O'Malley from the Missouri state insurance department and his continued work to clean up state government.

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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.
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