Meisburger, Eddie

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Correspondence

Letter from Eddie Meisburger, state editor of the Kansas City Journal, regarding the parole of Otto P. Higgins, Inmate #55996-L. Meisburger writes of Higgins' experience as a war correspondent for the Kansas City Star, his later law career, and that when he became director of the Kansas City Police department, "he little knew or desired the pitfalls it would open for him." Higgins was sentenced to two years in the United States Penitentiary at Leavenworth on charges of income tax evasion.

Object Type: 
Correspondence

Letter from Eddie Meisburger of the Kansas City Journal to Senator Harry S. Truman. Meisburger updates Truman on how the Pendergast organization may be able to provide Meisburger's father with continued employment.

Object Type: 
Correspondence

Letter from Senator Harry S. Truman to Eddie Meisburger of the Kansas City Journal. After Meisburger updates Truman on how the Pendergast organization may be able to provide Meisburger's father with continued employment, Truman responds. He tells Meisburger, "I have just written Fred Klaber about your Dad, and I hope it works out all right."

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.