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Letter from Lue C. Lozier to his father Ralph F. Lozier in which Lue updates Ralph on Thomas J. Pendergast's response to Ralph's letter. Lue relates the list of people Pendergast is currently willing to support for the 1934 U.S. Senate campaign. Lue then provides insight on the current intentions and patronage of those people, and offers advise of Ralph's next actions.

Date: 
January 1934

Letter from Ralph F. Lozier, Jr. to his father Ralph F. Lozier. Ralph, Jr. informs Ralph, Sr. of the death of W. D. Penny and suggests that he announces his Senate campaign without the support of T. J. Pendergast. Thus, Charles M. Howell will drop out of his campaign, leaving Pendergast to support Ralph, Sr.

Date: 
February 1st 1934

Letter from Katherine W. Halterman to Ralph F. Lozier regarding assistance he has provided for her son, as well the upcoming Senate election.

Date: 
February 19th 1934

Letter from Ralph F. Lozier to Katherine W. Halterman. Lozier informs Katherine that his nomination for U.S. Senate is unlikely now that T. J. Pendergast supports James P. Aylward's campaign. He then provides an analysis of the Missouri campaign for U.S. Senate.

Date: 
February 22nd 1934

Letter from Ralph F. Lozier to William Hirth in which he agrees with Hirth that James P. Aylward will likely enter the Sentorial race with the support of the Kansas City and St. Louis Democratic Organizations.

Date: 
February 27th 1934

Letter from William Hirth to Ralph F. Lozier. Hirth speculates that if James P. Aylward enters the U.S. Senatorial race, Hulen will not announce and Aylward would have the support of the Kansas City and St. Louis Democratic Organizations.

Date: 
February 22nd 1934

Letter from Katherine Halterman to Ralph Lozier regarding potential senate candidates.

Date: 
March 17th 1934

Letter from Ralph F. Lozier, Jr. to his father Ralph F. Lozier. Ralph, Jr. informs Ralph, Sr. that James P. Aylward is "out of the picture" for the U.S. Senatorial race and that he should once again inform T. J. Pendergast of his desire to run for U.S. Senate.

Date: 
April 4th 1934

Letter from lawyer Scott R. Timmons to Ralph F. Lozier. Timmons informs Lozier of his meetings with Roy A. Roberts, Katherine W. Halterman, John Barker, John Dalton, and Lozier's sons. These meetings involved discussion of Lozier's proposed candidacy for the 1934 U.S. Senate.

Date: 
May 1st 1934

Telegram from Lue C. Lozier to his father Ralph F. Lozier in which he informs Ralph that James P. Aylward will not run for U.S. Senate if Ralph become a candidate. He urges Ralph to contact Cas Welch and Pete Kelley immediately to ask for their support in his campaign.

Date: 
May 8th 1934

Telegram from Ralph F. Lozier to Charles M. Howell. Since James P. Alyward no longer intends to run for U.S. Senate, Lozier wants to contact T. J. Pendergast to discuss Lozier's candidacy. He does not know how he should contact him, so he asks Charles M. Howell how he should get in contact with Pendergast.

Date: 
May 8th 1934

Telegram from Ralph F. Lozier to Thomas J. Pendergast. Since James P. Alyward no longer intends to run for U.S. Senate, Lozier contacts T. J. Pendergast to discuss Lozier's candidacy. Lozier admits that he does not know whether he should contact Pendergast or if Pendergast would contact him. However, he did not want to seem indifferent to the matter, so he uses this telegram to initiate contact.

Date: 
May 9th 1934

Letter from Katherine Halterman to Ralph Lozier regarding Harry Truman announcing his candidacy for U.S. Senate. Halterman writes that she "was so disappointes Sunday [she] couldn't talk about it."

Date: 
May 16th 1934

Essay documenting the role Ralph E. Truman and Olive L. Truman played in the 1934 U.S. Senatorial campaign in Missouri. Olive details how her and her husband helped Jacob L. Milligan with his campaign before learning that Ralph's cousin Harry S. Truman would enter as well. The two had committed themselves to the Milligan campaign and could not aid Harry. Olive also details tactics used by the Pendergast Organization during this campaign.

Date: 
June 9th 1964
KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY | DIGITAL HISTORY
Civil War on the Western Border: The Missouri-Kansas Conflict,1855-1865.
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