Park, Guy B.

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Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Governor Park to Tom Pendergast recommending Harold Miller for a job.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Thomas Y. Matley to J. W. McCammon, discussing bipartisan support for James Douglas in the campaign for Missouri Supreme Court in Clay and Platte Counties. He notes that with some individuals, "Governor Stark was being criticized for removing old folks from the pension roll," and that "quite a few who seemingly are not sufficiently interested to go and vote."

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Missouri Governor Guy Park to Carolyn Pendergast with well-wishes for her husband, Tom, after a recent health setback.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Governor Guy Park to H. V. Shirts, downplaying the Kansas City Star's recent allegations of election fraud. He indicates that the paper is biased toward Republicans.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Birt Keys of Kansas City to Missouri Governor Guy Park complaining about corruption, particularly in regard to old age pensions in the state.

Guy Brasfield Park
Author: 
Nancy J. Hulston

Guy B. Park was a rather ineffectual governor bound to Thomas Pendergast's political machine by gratitude for putting him in office. Through Park's connection with the Pendergast organization, a great deal of federal money was diverted to Kansas City resulting in high dollar contracts going to Pendergast-machine owned businesses.

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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.