Park, Guy B.

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Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Mrs. B. Marts to Guy B. Park reporting on rampant voter fraud in Kansas City.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Philip A. Lantz to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, lauding him for his work against corruption in Missouri, including his work for James Douglas' election to the Missouri Supreme Court. Lantz says the Pendergast machine is an "Ala Baba band of boodlers [who] want to get their filthy paws on the whole state for the glory of Ready Mixed and the plethora of loot."

Genre: 
Correspondence

Text of a Kansas City Star article on the August 4, 1936 election in Kansas City. It describes ballot boxes being removed before polls closed, threats made against voters, fake votes, and other problems. Joe Shannon is quoted as saying the election was "so corrupt it was a disgrace to American civilization."

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter of introduction for Sam Ford from Guy Park to Matthew Murray. Ford seeks employment with the Public Works department.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Mitchell J. Henderson to Guy B. Park, incoming Missouri Governor, asking to meet with him about a job in his administration.

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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