Pendergast, Thomas J.

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From William Hirth to Hon. James A. Farley

Letter from William Hirth to Hon. James A. Farley, Chairman The National Democratic Committee on July 27, 1932. Hirth provides a recommendation for Mitchell's employment as part of the National Democratic Committee. He describes his past role in Missouri and national politics.

From William Hirth to Ewing Young Mitchell, Jr.

Letter from William Hirth, publisher and managing editor of The Missouri Farmer, to Ewing Young Mitchell, Jr. on April 13, 1940, regarding concerns over the New Deal. Hirth also attempts to rally support for Lloyd C. Stark for his efforts in dismantling the Pendergast Machine.

From William E. Kemp to Gov. Lloyd Stark

Letter from William E. Kemp to Governor Lloyd Stark, providing a confidential assessment of William Kirby, Chairlan of the Missouri Employment Commission.

From William E. Fessant to Lloyd C. Stark

Letter from William E. Fessant to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, discussing the obstacles he has encountered in obtaining work through the WPA due to his opposition for Pendergast and support for James Douglas. He believes his work, six hours a day at Wallace State Park, "is because the Pendergast gang wanted me where I could do the least amount of electioneering for Judge Douglas."

From William A. Kitchen to Lloyd C. Stark

Letter from William Kitchen to Lloyd C. Stark about Stark's campaign for Missouri governor, his military record, and veterans issues.

From William A. Kitchen to Harry S. Truman, May 16, 1938

Letter from William A. Kitchen to Senator Harry S. Truman in which Kitchen updates Truman on General Joe Keenan's visit to Kansas City on May 14, 1938. As requested by Truman, Kitchen mentioned to Keenan that Fred Canfill would be an excellent pick for U.S. Marshall at Kansas City. Kitchen reports that Keenan agrees with such pick and that "Mr. Pendergast would greatly appreciate this appointment."

From Warren H. Watts to Lloyd Stark

In this letter, Watts asserts his position that Tom Pendergast was compelled to support Lloyd Stark's candidacy for Governor by the success of the campaign. He also inquires if Stark is a Mason. He concludes by urging Stark not to take his opponent lightly and to avoid overconfidence.

From Walker C. Johnson to Lloyd Stark

Letter from Walker C. Johnson to Lloyd Stark in which he describes the resentment toward the Pendergast machine in his part of Missouri.

From Walker C. Johnson to Lloyd Stark

Letter from Walker C. Johnson to candidate for Missouri governor, Lloyd Stark. Walker warns Stark of the dangers of his endorsement by Tom Pendergast.

From Walker C. Johnson to Lloyd C. Stark

Letter from Walker C. Johnson to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, expressing happiness at James Douglas winning the Missouri Supreme Court election, but describing further corruption to be eliminated in his county and WPA. He describes a WPA foreman that other workers call "Little Tom" passing out campaign information for Billings in advance of the election.

From W. W. McColgin to Lloyd C. Stark

Letter from W. W. McColgin to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, thanking Stark for his work in opposition to the Pendergast machine. He is pleased that "we had a decent orderly election in Kansas City, and that is a great stride in the right direction," and writes of Pendergast, "one day Kansas City will rule out his name and call him dead."

From W. T. Elam to Lloyd C. Stark

Letter from Dr. W. T. Elam to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, reporting with concern that political candidates in northwest Missouri counties "are almost without exception afraid or hesitate to express theri attitude in regard to State issues because of their fear that there might be reprisals by the friends of the K.C. boss." Elam requests that "known and trusted" Stark supporters help to organize the camapaigns in the region.