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Memoradum discussing plans for Lloyd Stark's gubernatorial campaign. It notes the importance of announcing the Pendergast endorsement quickly and openly "to prevent, as far as possible, a 'reconsideration' later." It also discusses plans for establishing Stark-for-Governor clubs throughout the state, establishing patronage, finance and executive committees, and how to deal with the likely anti-Pendergast movement.

Date: 
October 1935

Letter from William M. Ledbetter to Lloyd C. Stark discussing the logistics of the upcoming campaign, including how much time Stark will spend at his home in Louisiana, the upcoming Missouri Press Association meeting and American Royal, and gossip about other potential candidates including William Hirth.

Date: 
October 8th 1935

Letter from Robert A. Glenn to Lloyd C. Stark writing about the view of the governors race from St. Louis and what issues may await him during the campaign.

Date: 
October 17th 1935

Letter from Lloyd L. Cantrell to Lloyd C. Stark providing information about the attitudes of voters in Newton County, and also providing his opinion on William Hirth potentially running against Stark. He writes that Hirth's candidacy "need not cause you a moments worry because he can't handle his own organization ... and his domineering way and impractical radical ideas coupled with his age and physical condition elimintes him in every way as a serious contender."

Date: 
October 25th 1935

Letter from Ernest O. Boone to Lloyd C. Stark reporting that the statewide Negro Democratic Convention voted to endorse Stark's candidacy for governor.

Date: 
October 25th 1935

Letter from H. R. Walmsley to Jesse Barrett in which he discusses the proposition of Barrett running for Governor of Missouri on the Republican ticket.

Date: 
December 20th 1935
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Civil War on the Western Border: The Missouri-Kansas Conflict,1855-1865.
The Pendergast Years, Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression.
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