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Citizens v. Boss: Citizens Win
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TitleCitizens v. Boss: Citizens Win
AbstractHistory of the extreme turnaround in organization of Kansas City's government, from 1931 when $10 million of $32 million in bond improvements were "utilized illegally for private gain," to 1954 with Kansas City declared "winner of the All-America Cities Award." Description of the roles of numerous Kansas City workers in the 1930s clean-up campaigns, including Harold Luhnow, "a dynamo behind much of the organized opposition to the [Boss Tom Pendergast] machine" and "president of the far-flung William Volker and Company enterprises."
NotesPage 466: "Other prominent workers [in the 1930s anti-Pendergast campaigns, besides C. Paul Leathers and his wife, and Rabbi Samuel Mayerberg] included Kansas City's Mayor William E. Kemp and his wife, the late Margaret J. Kemp; Rev. D. A. Holmes, a Negro minister; Judge George S. Montgomery; Dr. A. Ross Hill; D. S. Adams; Joseph C. Fennelly; Harold W. Luhnow; Kenneth E. Midgley; Colonel Frederick Whitten; former Mayor John B. Gage and his wife, Marjorie Gage; Porter T. Hall; Charles Daniels; Russell F. Greiner; Hal Jones and the author."
AuthorLyman Field
SourceNational Municipal Review
LocationSC 73: Collection of Magazine Article Photocopies
Page464-469, 507-508
Local SubjectPolitical Machines
Organized Crime
Luhnow, Harold W.
Election Frauds
Item TypeMagazine Article
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Item ID101202
CONTENTdm number12928
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