Pendergast, James M.

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A longhand note written by Harry S. Truman while he was a judge for Jackson County, Missouri. In this note, Truman recounts his childhood and early adulthood. Notable events described include his construction of the Jackson County Courthouse, his start in politics, and his family history.

Letter from William A. Kitchen to Senator Harry S. Truman in which Kitchen informs Truman that he spoke with Col. Bob Walton of Armstrong, Missouri. After explaining Truman's side of the story concerning the WPA issue, Kitchen reports that Walton agrees with Truman, but is still worried about the Democratic party in the 1940 campaign.

Photocopy of a letter on behalf of President Harry S. Truman to James M. Pendergast, President of the Jackson Democratic Club at 1908 Main Street. Enclosed with the letter was a check for $6.00 to the Jackson Democratic Club, a Pendergast organization, for membership dues for 1948. The Harry S.

Letter from William A. Kitchen to Senator Harry S. Truman in which Kitchen provides his opinion on two appointments to the Workmen's Compensation Commission and the political repercussions of the same. He also informs Truman of James M. Pendergast's opinion on the situation.

A letter from William M. Boyle to James M. Pendergast in which Boyle inquires if Pendergast would like to renew his commission as an officer in the Army for combat in the second World War.

A letter from Harry S. Truman to James M. Pendergast responding to Pendergast's request for information pertaining to a rumored rationing of radios and radio equipment. Truman confirms the rumor saying, "the radio manufacturing business will be taken over entirely by the Government for defense purposes.

Business card of "James M. Pendergast, Attorney at Law, 1209 Commerce Bldg., Kansas City Missouri. Phone Harrison 5166."

President Harry S. Truman (right) with James Pendergast, evidently taken in Independence, Missouri, upon Truman's arrival from Washington, D.C. This photo has been badly retouched and contains crop marks. Donor: John Boos.

Letter from Senator Harry S. Truman to Independence, Missouri Mayor Roger T. Sermon. Truman responds to Sermon's letter of the 14th, commenting that he could fix James M. Pendergast's problems if he could be in Kansas City for a month.

A short biography and profile of William Marshall Boyle, Jr. made for journalist Doris Fleeson. Boyle was the Pendergast precinct captain of the 8th Ward in Kansas City and then appointed by Mayor Bryce B. Smith to Director of the Kansas City Police Department.

Letter from Jim Pendergast to Missouri Governor Guy Park recommending R. Robert Cohn for an appointment to the Workmen's Compensation Commission.

Anonymous letter to Governor Stark complaining of voter fraud in Kansas City.

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