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A letter from The Forward Kansas City Committee to Kansas City mayor Bryce B. Smith. Committee chairman J. W. Perry urges Smith to dismiss Fred Bellemere, City Counsellor; Jerry J. Ryan, Director of Welfare Department; Preble Hall, Director of the Personnel Department; W. J. Teefey, Commissioner of Purchases and Supplies; and Matthew S. Murray, Director of Public Works. Perry outlines how the aforementioned staff is affiliated with the Pendergast machine and states that they must be dismissed to gain public confidence.

Date: 
May 31st 1939

Letter from W. F. Woodruff to Harry S. Truman in which Woodruff approves Democratic Union membership to five of the men Truman recommended in previous correspondence. Woodruff urges Truman in "making these persons real converts to our cause...".

Date: 
January 30th 1922

Letter from W. F. Woodruff to Harry S. Truman in which Woodruff attaches Democratic Union cards. Woodruff then requests the return of signed membership cards of new Democratic Union members that Truman recommended.

Date: 
February 17th 1922

Letter from William T. Kemper, Sr. of the Commerce Trust Company to Harry S. Truman congratulating him on his Democratic nomination for Judge of Jackson County, Missouri.

Date: 
August 5th 1922

Business card of "James M. Pendergast, Attorney at Law, 1209 Commerce Bldg., Kansas City Missouri. Phone Harrison 5166."

Letter from Shannon C. Douglass to Senator Harry S. Truman in which Douglass updates Truman on the selection of a new Kansas City airport. The two site candidates are located in Grandview and Greenwood, Missouri.

Date: 
May 26th 1941

A letter from James M. Pendergast to Senator Harry S. Truman in which Pendergast requests information from Truman pertaining to a rumored rationing of radios and radio equipment due to the war effort. Pendergast seeks this information because he has "some friends here engaged in the wholesale radio distribution business."

Date: 
September 12th 1942

Letter from Thomas McGee to Harry S. Truman in which McGee thanks Truman for giving an appointment to Norman Bowes, saying that it will likely increase support in the Stockyards. McGee acknowledges Truman's receipt of a picture of Thomas J. Pendergast that he sent to Truman. He then updates Truman on a meeting Pendergast calls for that morning.

Date: 
January 15th 1935

Letter from Thomas McGee to Harry S. Truman in which McGee discusses the removal of Ewing Young Mitchell, Jr. from his appointment as assistant secretary of commerce in the Roosevelt Administration.

Date: 
June 19th 1935

Letter from Thomas McGee to Harry S. Truman in which McGee informs Truman that McGee's son-in-law, John Lillis, was let go from his job at the Federal Housing Administration. He reminds Truman that James P. Aylward and James M. Pendergast had recommended Lillis for an appointment by Truman, and that Lillis was his only relative with a political appointment. McGee also reminds Truman of Thomas J. Pendergast's upcoming travel in which Truman will meet with him.

Date: 
April 6th 1936

Letter from Thomas McGee to Harry S. Truman in which McGee discloses his efforts to get Pendergast and James P. Aylward to help re-appoint his son-in-law, John Lillis, to the Federal Housing Administration. McGee says that Pendergast may seek the help of Truman and Bennett C. Clark in this matter. He also informs Truman of his meeting with William Boyle and J. J. Pryor of Boyle-Pryor Construction Company.

Date: 
April 16th 1936

Letter from Thomas McGee to Harry S. Truman in which McGee expresses his appreciation in Truman's interest to re-appoint McGee's son-in-law, John Lillis, at the Federal Housing Administation. McGee also comments on Casimir Welch's funeral.

Date: 
April 27th 1936

Letter from James P. Aylward to Sam M. Wear in which Aylward invites Wear to a Democratic National Committee meeting of Missouri Democrats at Kansas City on October 1, 1940.

Date: 
September 25th 1940
KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY | DIGITAL HISTORY
Civil War on the Western Border: The Missouri-Kansas Conflict,1855-1865.
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