Shannon, Joseph B.

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Letter from Ralph F. Lozier to C. E. O'Dell in which Lozier informs O'Dell that he can not send his recommendation of O'Dell to Thomas J. Pendergast. Instead, he suggests sending the recommendation for employment to Joseph B. Shannon or Pete Kelly.

Letter from Katherine Halterman to Ralph Lozier regarding Harry Truman announcing his candidacy for U.S. Senate. Halterman writes that she "was so disappointes Sunday [she] couldn't talk about it."

Letter from Katherine Halterman to Ralph Lozier regarding potential senate candidates.

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

Letter from John T. Barker to Ralph F. Lozier in which Barker states that anyone that Thomas J. Pendergast supports will win the primary election in 1932. He then provides details on his predictions of election results.

Letter from Sheriff B. R. Williams to Lloyd C. Stark, congratulating Stark on his endorsement by Pendergast and other Kansas City Democrats.

Letter from Clarence Cannon to Lloyd Stark, recounting a speech by his Republican opponent, Jesse Barrett. The text discusses corruption under the Pendergast Machine and throughout the state, including insurance and pension fraud.

Letter from an unknown writer to James A. Reed discussing the potential appointment of Dr. Porter to city coroner or other potential placements should coroner not be possible.

Letter from James A. Reed to Bennett C. Clark. Reed replies that he is shocked by the information in Clark's previous letter and asks to meet in person to discuss the matter.

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."

Letter from Ewing Young Mitchell, Jr. to Homer S. Cummings in which Mitchell provides a detailed account of Kansas City politics and voter suppression. He urges Cummings to travel to Kansas City to support candidates that oppose the Pendergast machine.

Telegram from Ralph F. Lozier, Jr. to his father Ralph F. Lozier. He reproduces for Lozier a Kansas City Star headline: "Judge Truman Will Announce with Support of Kansas City Organization."

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