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A Political Boss at Bay: Thomas J. Pendergast in Federal Prison, 1939-1940
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TitleA Political Boss at Bay: Thomas J. Pendergast in Federal Prison, 1939-1940
AbstractPhotos, illustrated caricatures, and biographical article about Tom Pendergast (1872-1945) during and after his 1939-1940 federal prison term (at Leavenworth, Kansas) for tax evasion. Description of his career as political boss in Kansas City (involved in election frauds and organized crime, etc.) receiving a "lenient" sentence from Judge Merrill Otis, and retiring to his Country Club District home at 5650 Ward Parkway (pictured along with his "business" office at 1908 Main Street) until his death.
AuthorLawrence H. Larsen
DateJuly//1992
SourceMissouri Historical Review
LocationPeriodical
Volume86
Number4
Page396-417
Local SubjectPendergast, Tom
Residences
Crime
IllustrationsNo
Item TypeMagazine Article
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Item ID116652
CONTENTdm number17240
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