Memorandum from Robert H. Hudspeth, warden of the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth, to James V. Bennett, director of the Bureau of Prisons, regarding Tom Pendergast, Inmate #55295.
National Archives at College Park, Maryland
Agreement between R. P. Lyons, vice president of Ready Mixed Concrete Company, and the United States Board of Parole, stating that Tom Pendergast, Inmate #55295, will be employed "steadily in the occupation of President" of Ready Mixed Concrete upon his parole, and agreeing to report to U.S.
Letter from James H. Anderson regarding the parole of Otto P. Higgins, Inmate #55996-L. Anderson writes of Higgins' commendations as a war correspondent, including "the personal commendation of our great General, John J.
Letter from Herbert Corey regarding the parole of Otto P. Higgins, Inmate #55996-L.
Letter from Tom L. Evans, president of Crown Drug Company, regarding the parole of Otto P. Higgins, Inmate #55996-L.
Letter from W. S. Harriman regarding the parole of Otto P. Higgins, Inmate #55996-L. Harriman writes that Higgins has done good work running his newspaper business and will return to doing so, should he be paroled.
Letter from Ludwick Graves regarding the parole of Otto P. Higgins, Inmate #55996-L.
Letter from Otto P. Higgins, Inmate #55996-L, requesting further consideration of his denied parole request, and noting that since that time he has paid his back taxes by selling off or mortgaging his property, and that his printing business and elderly mother require his attention.
Application for parole made by Tom Pendergast, Inmate #55295, for which he became eligible on October 28, 1939. He states that his plans upon release will be to return to his home to reside with his wife and family, and to return to work as president of Ready Mixed Concrete Company.
Record of court commitment for Tom Pendergast, Inmate #55295, which records his offense, sentence, and his ultimate early release in May, 1940. Pendergast, known for his powerful Kansas City political machine and ties to organized crime, was found guilty of income tax evasion in 1939 and sentenced to 15 months in the U.S.
Letter from Alex F. Sachs, Jackson County highway engineer, regarding the parole of Otto P. Higgins, Inmate #55996-L.
Memorandum written by Justin K. Fuller, Medical Director of the United States Bureau of Prisons, regarding a medical report on Tom Pendergast, Inmate #55295. The memo discusses Pendergast's health, and notes that a "heart such as this is a very serious thing indeed," and that it is hard to predict how long he might live.