Pendergast, Thomas J.

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Letter from Gorge Black to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, reporting on a meeting he attended where Tom Pendergast told the crowd that Stark "cares little for old age pension" and mentioned that he had a candidate to be Missouri's next governor.

Letter from George W. Maxwell to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, noting Stark's decision to go to bat with Pendergast," and saying that recent "after the reports of the exposure of corruption [in Kansas City], it is somewhat difficult to tell you the fine line difference between our idea of democracy and the idea of Hitler."

Political publication in the form of a "sample ballot" indicating that a vote for Jesse Barrett was a vote against Pendergast influence in Missouri.

Letter from Ralph F. Lozier to Clarence Cannon of Elsberry, Missouri. Lozier relates his political discussions with Thomas J. Pendergast, commenting on who might be adequate candidates for the following election.

Letter from an unknown author to Leo Kanan, District Superintentdent of the WPA Equipment Department. The author indicates that he told Lloyd Stark to contact him at some point, and advises Kanan to "introduce him to some of your good Union Labor friends."

Letter from A. Ross Hill to Ewing Young Mitchell, Jr. in which Hill discusses prospective candidates for U.S. Senate in Missouri. With Harry S. Truman and Jacob L. Milligan being the two most likely Democratic candidates, Hill prefers Milligan for his anti-Pendergast stance.

Letter from Lloyd C. Stark to Duke Shoop discussing other potential candidates for governor as well as campaign logistics.

Letter from John Alpes to Jesse W. Barrett regarding Barrett potentially running as a Republican candidate for governor.

Letter from Grover Childers to Governor Lloyd C. Stark reporting on current activities of the Pendergast machine, and opinions about Stark's efforts to clean up the police department. Childers also reports that President Roosevelt "is not in sympathy with political machines that defeat the public in elections."

Letter from J. W. Emory to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, discussing the James M. Douglas and James V. Billings campaigns for Missouri Supreme Court in 1938. The Pendergast Machine supported Bilings; Emory is pledging his vote to Douglas and seeking advice for how to best organize support in Mississippi County.

Letter from Charles U. Becker to Guy B. Park vouching for H. W. Hershberger with the State Highway Department. Becker asserts that Hershberger did not speak against Tom Pendergast during a recent campaign and thus should not be fired.

Telegram to August A. Busch of Anheuser-Busch on behalf of James A. Reed. In his absence, the office of James A. Reed contacted Thomas J. Pendergast as requested by Busch and communicates that "he has been committed to Nelson since day after election."

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