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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."

Date: 
January 7th 1931

Letter from James A. Reed to Bennett C. Clark. Reed agrees with Clark in support of Elmer Jones as Missouri Speaker of the House. However, Reed says that he has not yet been able to speak with Thomas J. Pendergast on the matter.

Date: 
December 26th 1930

Letter from James A. Reed to Bennett C. Clark. Reed states that he is not sure what he can accomplish concerning the Redistricting Bill, but says that he will speak with Thomas J. Pendergast on the matter. Reed then explains rumors of his endorsement of Harry Hawes.

Date: 
March 26th 1931

Letter from James A. Reed to Bennett C. Clark in which Reed discusses his meetings with Ike Dunlap and Ed Villmoare. Reed mentions that Dunlap showed him a letter from President Roosevelt. In it, Roosevelt expresses his hope to meet with Thomas J. Pendergast soon.

Date: 
August 16th 1932

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.

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March 25th 1933

Letter from Senator James A. Reed to Tom Pendergast asking for his assistance in getting William P. Ryan work.

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January 19th 1931

Letter from Senator James A. Reed to James M. Pendergast forwarding a request from a young man seeking assistance.

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February 20th 1931

Letter from James A. Reed to Tom Pendergast asking for assistance for Samuel M. Cromwell.

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October 29th 1927

Letter from James A. Reed to Tom Pendergast seeking assistance for Tim Hallissey.

Date: 
April 22nd 1930

Letter from James A. Reed to Tom Pendergast, hoping to obtain Tom Swope work supplying milk to the city hospitals.

Date: 
February 28th 1934

Letter from James A. Reed to Tom Pendergast regarding Judge C. C. Dickinson's position on the Eighteenth Amendment, and remarks that he thinks "you can trust him to go along and get rid of thise prohibition nuisance."

Date: 
July 20th 1932

Copy of a telegram form James A. Reed to Tom Pendergast regarding "the Franklin matter."

Date: 
January 21st 1926

Letter from James A. Reed to A. W. Thurman discussing a meeting with Senator Francis Wilson who was planning to run for governor.

Date: 
November 28th 1927

Letter from James A. Reed to Tom Pendergast wishing him a speedy recovery from an illness.

Date: 
September 26th 1936

Letter from James A. Reed to Tom Pendergast recommending Judge Nichols for a position.

Date: 
April 17th 1930

Letter from James A. Reed to Tom Pendergast regarding a conversation with Joe Shannon about Mr. Kingsley (probably George Kingsley).

Date: 
May 8th 1930

Letter from James A. Reed to Tom Pendergast regarding the position of city coroner, recommending Dr. Allen Porter for the job.

Date: 
April 5th 1928

Letter from James A. Reed to Tom Pendergast asking him to give consideration to J. J. Brink.

Date: 
November 3rd 1934

Letter from James A. Reed to Tom Pendergast recommending that he support Lee B. Ewing for Congress.

Date: 
April 30th 1932

Letter from James A. Reed to James M. Pendergast regarding a Mr. Jones attempting to be placed in a job for Matthew Murray.

Date: 
July 1st 1929
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