Ledbetter, W. M.

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Unknown Republican publication without volume or issue identification with excerpts from several St. Louis newspapers about the corrupting influence of Tom Pendergast in Kansas City, including the accusation that he chose the Democratic nominee for Governor. Crimes committed by Johnny Lazia and others are also described. The last page is titled "Pendergast Gang is Strictly 'Business'" [this portion could not be scanned due to adhesive].

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Correspondence

Letter from Lloyd C. Stark's secretary, Sallye W. Powell, to Miss Mildred Oliver. She confirms the receipt of Miss Oliver's letter and says he will receive it when he returns home. Powell also forwards Miss Oliver's letter to William Ledbetter, inquiring as to whether Stark should reply.

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Miscellaneous Documents

Memoradum discussing plans for Lloyd Stark's gubernatorial campaign. It notes the importance of announcing the Pendergast endorsement quickly and openly "to prevent, as far as possible, a 'reconsideration' later." It also discusses plans for establishing Stark-for-Governor clubs throughout the state, establishing patronage, finance and executive committees, and how to deal with the likely anti-Pendergast movement.

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Correspondence

Letter to Lloyd Stark in which W. M. Ledbetter informs him of information about Republican misdeeds in St. Louis, which may serve to distract the public from complaints about Stark's apparent affiliation with Tom Pendergast.

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Correspondence

Letter from Lloyd C. Stark to J. O. L. Goggin regarding his offer to provide printing to Stark's campaign.

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Correspondence

Letter from Lloyd C. Stark to Harry S. Truman reporting on his meeting with Tom Pendergast and Jim Aylward about his campaign and how the campaign is being staffed. He writes that "on the advice of everybody, including T.J., we are not even mentioning his name; just ignoring him entirely."

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Correspondence

Letter from Colonel W. L. Bouchard describing a recent trip to Kansas City on behalf of the Stark-for-Governor campaign.

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Correspondence

Letter from R. P. Spencer to Lloyd C. Stark suggesting Stark open his campaign in Fayette, William Hirth potentially running against him, and other campaign issues.

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Correspondence

Letter from Lloyd C. Stark to William Ledbetter regarding a conversation with Bill Bartley and working with Tom Pendergast.

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Correspondence

Two letters from Lloyd C. Stark regarding Democratic candidate for Missouri Governor, Francis M. Wilson. The first was sent to Wilson, and refers to the enclosed second letter, which seeks to secure the campaign work of W. M. Ledbetter.

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Correspondence

Letter from William M. Ledbetter to candidate Lloyd Stark, advising him on upcoming campaign meetings across Missouri.

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Correspondence

Letter from W. M. Ledbetter, the secretary of the Stark for Governor Organization, updating Lloyd Stark on campaign activities across the state.

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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.