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Telegram from Lue C. Lozier to his father Ralph F. Lozier. Lue informs Ralph that Harry S. Truman will become a candidate for U.S. Senate now that James P. Aylward renounced his intention to run. He says that Truman's alliances are unknown.

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May 8th 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."

Date: 
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 his two sons, Ralph F. Lozier, Jr. and Lue C. Lozier. Lozier discusses the viability of Harry S. Truman, John J. Cochran, and Jacob L. "Tuck" Milligan as Democratic candidates for U.S. Senator in Missouri. He comments that Truman, "is without experience and training in subjects that a Senator is supposed to know something about."

Date: 
May 17th 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

Telegram from Ralph F. Lozier to Charles M. Howell. After polling rural Missouri counties, Lozier rules that Truman would come in last place behind John J. Cochran and Jacob L. "Tuck" Milligan as Democratic candidate for U.S. Senator. Lozier believes that if he ran, "a very substantial majority of rural Democrats" would support him and Truman would withdraw. Thus, he inquires what candidate Pendergast would support if Truman withdraws.

Date: 
May 28th 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
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Civil War on the Western Border: The Missouri-Kansas Conflict,1855-1865.
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