Norton, Albert R.

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Object Type: 
Correspondence

Letter from Democrat Albert R. Norton to Senator Harry S. Truman. Norton reintroduces himself as a former Pendergast ("goat") precinct captain in the 14th Ward in Kansas City, Missouri. He states that he could no longer be proud of such affiliation and became a United Democratic Club precinct captain. Norton then inquires about the possibility of a job in city administration as he had just recently been fired from a Republican office because of his political affiliation.

Object Type: 
Correspondence

Letter from Senator Harry S. Truman to former Pendergast precinct captain Albert R. Norton. Truman replies to Norton's letter where he inquires about the possibility of a job in city administration as he had just recently been fired from a Republican office because of his political affiliation. Truman finds no sympathy in Norton's plight since he abandoned the established Democratic organization for the United Democrats.

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.