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Letter from Bert Lyon describing his friendship with and support for Tom Pendergast, as well as endorsing James Billings for Missouri Supreme Court. He claims that "perhaps in all American history there never was a national figure who was more misunderstood than Mr. Pendergast," and that Governor Stark "has proved himself an ingrate."

Date: 
July 25th 1938

Letter from W. G. Lynch to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, reporting that while the August 2 election was cleaner than in the past, corruption still remains and that "liquor interests must be curbed and license laws enforced." Lynch also congratulations Stark on James Douglas's win in the Supreme Court vote, and writes that "the boss thrives on prestige and privilege... You have deflated him considerably. He is no longer unbeatable."

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August 3rd 1938

Report from Paul G. Koontz on the activities of the Board of Election Commisioners regarding canvassing and fradulent voter registrations, with cover letter from Paul G. Koontz to Governor Lloyd C. Stark.

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November 2nd 1940

Letter from James M. Pendergast to Lloyd C. Stark reporting that Tom Pendergast will be in the city on January 27 and would be glad to meet with him then.

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December 29th 1931

Letter from J. W. Hudson of Kansas City offering a radio speaking opportunity to Missouri candidate for Governor, Lloyd Stark.

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March 10th 1936

Letter from Omar Robinson to candidate for Missouri governor, Lloyd Stark, advising him to speak out publicly against R. Emmet O'Malley, the Commissioner of Insurance.

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August 5th 1936

Letter from Joseph Werby to Lloyd Stark asking for a meeting about creating a slogan and signage for Stark's campaign for Missouri Governor.

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October 25th 1935

Letter from Joseph Werby to candidate for Missouri governor, Lloyd Stark. Werby states his affiliation with Tom Pendergast and offers to create slogans and billboard advertising for Stark's campaign.

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October 16th 1935

Letter from William C. Reynolds of Kansas City to Democratic contender for Governor, Lloyd Stark. Reynolds advises Stark on talking points to make a various locales in the state.

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October 7th 1936

Letter from Louis DeYoung to Tax Commissioner Jack Statpleton, asking if Governor Lloyd Stark would be able to speak at an upcoming meeting of the Reserve officer's Association.

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November 9th 1939

Letter from Cyril B. Brown to Samuel O. Hargus requesting an endorsement to Tom Pendergast for an appointment in R. Emmet O'Malley's insurance department.

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April 6th 1933

Letter from Roy Guyton, certified public accountant, referring to recommendations that his firm be hired to audit the books of state governmental departments.

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January 18th 1933

Letter of introduction from Jim Pendergast for Paul Dillon to Governor Guy B. Park.

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April 8th 1933

Letter from Lee Hull to Governor Guy Park indicating he would step aside from consideration for an appointment to avoid appearance of impropriety.

Date: 
September 25th 1933

Letter from Jim Pendergast to Governor Guy Park endorsing Harden Oliver for a post in the State Liquor Department.

Date: 
May 21st 1935

Letter from Jim Pendergast to Missouri Governor Guy Park recommending R. Robert Cohn for an appointment to the Workmen's Compensation Commission.

Date: 
November 11th 1936

Letter from Jim Pendergast to Guy B. Park recommending Rufus Maddox for a position as Deputy Inspector.

Letter from James M. Pendergast to Guy B. Park recommending George McGillen for a position as guard at the penitentiary.

Note from Jim Pendergast to Allen, making introduction of Jasper De Maria and asking to get him in to see Governor Guy B. Park.

Letter from Frank Hilmes to Jesse Barrett, candidate for Missouri governor, advising him to seek a meeting with Roy Roberts of the Kansas City Star.

Date: 
February 4th 1936

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KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY | DIGITAL HISTORY
Civil War on the Western Border: The Missouri-Kansas Conflict,1855-1865.
The Pendergast Years, Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression.
KC History, Missouri Valley Special Collections at the Kansas City Public Library.