Jones, Elliott H.

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Ephemera

Small card to be used by voters to instruct them which candidates to vote for in the municipal election on Tuesday, March 25, 1930. The document was issued by the Jackson County Democratic Organization.

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Cartoons (Commentary)

Cartoon from the Kansas City Journal-Post before the local election on March 25, 1930. The drawing depicts Tom Pendergast as a ringleader in a circus with his assistant Cas Welch by his side. Their pockets are stuffed with local infrastructure contracts. Spectators to the circus include Henry F. McElroy, Alfred N. Gossett, Charles H. Clark, Bryce B. Smith, Ruby D. Garrett, Elliott H. Jones, Byron Spencer, Frank M. Eviston, James B. Shoemaker, and Joseph B. Shannon.

Object Type: 
Ephemera

Small card to be used by voters to instruct them which candidates to vote for in the municipal election on Tuesday, March 25, 1930. This Democratic ticket was issued by the Democratic County Committee.

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Correspondence

Letter from Charles G. Nichols to James A. Reed, discussing both his previous employment in city and county offices and the financial contributions he has made to political causes in recent years. Nichols asks Reed to assist him in obtaining work through Tom Pendergast, and states that he believes a man has three duties: "1st he must take care of his family, 2nd must pay his honest debts & 3rd must vote the Democratic ticket."

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.