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Draft of a letter from Ralph F. Lozier to Thomas J. Pendergast. Lozier most politely reminds Pendergast that in the event Charles M. Howell did not run for Senate, Pendergast said that he would support Lozier in his campaign for the Senate. This heavily edited draft contains many strikethroughs in the pursuit of brevity.

Date: 
January 1934

Letter from Ralph F. Lozier to Katherine W. Halterman. Lozier informs Katherine that in the event Charles M. Howell did not run for Senate, T. J. Pendergast said that he would support Lozier in his campaign for the Senate. He then provides an analysis of the Missouri campaign for U.S. Senate, concluding that, "No Kansas City man can be nominated."

Date: 
January 24th 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.

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February 1st 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.

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February 27th 1934

Letter from R. M. Livesay to Ralph F. Lozier in which Livesay suggests Lozier make a public statement as to his intentions for candidacy in Congress. He then discusses the Postermaster position in Versailles, Missouri.

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April 28th 1934

Telegram from Ralph F. Lozier to his son Lue C. Lozier. Ralph informs Lue that if James P. Aylward declines candidacy for U.S. Senate, the Kansas City Democratic Organization will support Ralph.

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May 7th 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.

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May 1st 1934

Telegram from Ralph F. Lozier, Jr. to his father Ralph F. Lozier. He reproduces for Lozier a Kansas City Star headline: "Judge Truman Will Announce with Support of Kansas City Organization."

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May 13th 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."

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May 16th 1934

Letter from Ralph F. Lozier to Katherine W. Halterman in which he expresses his regret that Pendergast retracted his support for Lozier's U.S. Senate candidacy. He comments that, "the Missouri Democracy will not take Judge Truman's candidacy seriously," and believes that Jacob L. "Tuck" Milligan will win.

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May 20th 1934

Letter from Lewis Goodson to Ralph Lozier hoping for Lozier's and Tom Pendergast's assistance in keeping his job.

Date: 
April 1st 1932

Letter from Ralph F. Lozier to John T. Barker in which Lozier explains Thomas J. Pendergast's support of Lozier in his 1932 U.S. Representative campaign. He also informs Barker of a political effort in Missouri to divide Democrats from Kansas City with those of rural Missouri.

Date: 
April 15th 1932

Letter from John T. Barker to Ralph F. Lozier in which Barker states that anyone that Thomas J. Pendergast supports will win the primary election in 1932. He then provides details on his predictions of election results.

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April 20th 1932

Letter from Ralph F. Lozier to Thomas J. Pendergast in which Lozier once again thanks Pendergast for his endorsement in Lozier's reelection to the U.S. House of Representatives. He then praises Pendergast's Kansas City Democratic Organization and states that he is forever indebted to Pendergast.

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July 28th 1932

Letter from Ralph F. Lozier to C. E. O'Dell in which Lozier informs O'Dell that he can not send his recommendation of O'Dell to Thomas J. Pendergast. Instead, he suggests sending the recommendation for employment to Joseph B. Shannon or Pete Kelly.

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September 16th 1932

Letter from Ralph F. Lozier to S. J. Payne in which Lozier informs Payne that he should not send his recommendation of Payne to Thomas J. Pendergast, as it "would do no good and might do harm." Instead, he suggests procuring a recommendation from Mr. Fleming or Mr. Taaffe of Pendergast's organization.

Date: 
November 23rd 1932

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
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