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Letter from Mary Pearl Dugg, Kansas City Republican election judge, to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, describing past violence and threats against election workers, and hoping he will continue to work to ensure fair and safe elections.

Date: 
February 14th 1938

Letter from John E. Robertson to Guy B. Park regarding violence and election fraud taking place at a March 6th primary election.

Date: 
March 13th 1934

Letter from O. E. Shouse to Guy B. Park asking for his assistance in getting to meet with Tom Pendergast in order to obtain his endorsement for a position.

Memorandum Prepared by Mr. Mitchell's Secretary Giving Content of Letter Written by Lyman G. Coffin of Kansas City, Missouri. The document recounts Coffin's part in a voter fraud incident on March 6, 1934. In attempt to get employment, Coffin took orders from a Pendergast precinct captain to "ghost" vote. After being exposed of voter fraud, he was severely injured by an anti-Pendergast gang. He requests that the Pendergast headquarters provide for his medical bills and for his wife until he is able to get a job.

Date: 
June 1934

Letter from Louis F. and Mr. H. Urban regarding the parole of Otto P. Higgins, Inmate #55996-L. The Urban brothers write that they have done business with and been neighbors to the Higginses for 20 years and "have never heard a word of wrong doing concerning Mr. Higgins until he got mixed up in politics," and believe he deserves leniency. Higgins, the former director of the Kansas City Police Department, was sentenced to two years in the United States Penitentiary at Leavenworth on charges of income tax evasion.

Date: 
August 12th 1940
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Civil War on the Western Border: The Missouri-Kansas Conflict,1855-1865.
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