Board of Election Commissioners

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Clipping entitled "'Their Terms Have Expired'" from the Kansas City Journal-Post on July 28, 1937 with caption stating, "That was the only reason given Tuesday by Gov. Lloyd C. Stark, en route home to Jefferson City after a vacation, for refusal of the request of T. J. Pendergast that he rename George V. Aylward and Fred Bellemere as members of the election board. The governor gave that "reason" as he had breakfast aboard the train as shown in the photo."

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Clippings
Photographs
Drawings

Clipping from the Kansas City Times on February 16, 1937 showing drawings and photographs from the 1936 Election Vote Fraud Trial. Included are depictions of the courtroom, evidence, and corridor outside of the courtroom. Vincent J. Doherty (Chief Deputy Election Commissioner), Fred M. Bellemere (Chairman of the Board of Election Commissioners), and Maurice M. Milligan (U.S. District Attorney).

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Miscellaneous Documents

Memorandum containing a statement from an unnamed former member of the Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners and his contacts with Charles Binaggio. He describes efforts by "the Binaggio political group" to remove him from the police board, and a meeting with Binaggio arranged by Herman Rosenberg, wherein Binaggio stated that he felt his group was due patronage and favors due to their support of Governor Smith's election.

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Correspondence

Letter from I. N. Watson to Jesse Barrett, describing his preference for caution in reacting to indictments of persons responsible for voting fraud in Kansas City.

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Correspondence

Letter from Chas. W. Dickey to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, describing the influence of the Pendergast machine in Greene County, and lauding his work in cleaning up state politics.

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Correspondence
Miscellaneous Documents

Report from Paul G. Koontz on the activities of the Board of Election Commisioners regarding canvassing and fradulent voter registrations, with cover letter from Paul G. Koontz to Governor Lloyd C. Stark.

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Correspondence

Letter from David M. Proctor to Jesse Barrett discussing the Republican factions in Kansas City, particularly those who are aligned with the Pendergast Machine.

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Correspondence

Letter from E. K. Bonebrake to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, discussing his experience with machine election fraud in his role as a Republican election judge in 1936. He reports that "the job is not to be envied by an honest citizen," and that Pendergast's machine "had such a large force of workers, against which I had to fight almost single-handed."

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Correspondence

Letter from Major Gregory Vigeant, Jr., to the Kansas City Board of Election Commissioners discussing issues at his polling place during August and March 1940 elections, including evidence that "a dead man and his wife in this precinct had been voted."

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Correspondence

Letter from Spencer Salisbury to Governor Lloyd C. Stark discussing the election board and voter registration in Eastern Jackson County ahead of the Douglas-Billings Supreme Court vote.

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Correspondence

Letter from I. N. Watson to Jesse Barrett describing his work coordinating a new slate of city council candidates and other attempts to oust the Pendergast Machine from power.

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Miscellaneous Documents

Report and statements regarding the investigation into the 1936 election fraud by the Honest Elections Committee of the Lawyers Association of Kansas City. The report supports the approval of the selected nominees for the Board of Election Commissioners.

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