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William S Worley
Leslie T White
Biography of Thomas Pendergast (1873-1945), Business Owner and "Political Boss"
Historic Renovation Nears Completion
February 2, 2006
Article reports the near completion of the renovated Hotel Monroe, located at 1904 Main Street. Once a hub of Pendergast political machinations, the building in 2006 will offer eight luxury condominiums...
Kansas City: Rise of a Regional Metropolis
Chapter explains the rise of James Pendergast and then Tom Pendergast in Kansas City politics and machine control. Also explains how their control of the city affected events that happened as the jazz...
Missouri Democracy: A History of the Party and Its Representative Members--Past and Present
Biographical descriptions of James Francis Pendergast, or James Pendergast (1856-1911) and his younger brother Tom Pendergast, heir to James's Kansas City political machine.
Organized Crime in Kansas City, Missouri
Book jacket reads: "The alliance between organized crime and politics was never stronger than it was in Kansas City, where the local Mob boss controlled the police department and terrorized elections.......
Pendergast vs. Stark: Politics, Patronage, and the 1938 Supreme Court Democratic Primary
Article describes conflict between Tom Pendergast and Governor Lloyd Stark over appointments to State office and the contest between James V. Billings and James M. Douglas in the 1938 primary for a Missouri...
The Ghost of Tom Pendergast
Article about Tom Pendergat's influence on local and national politics. Also discussed is the Pendergast Organization's Ten-Year Plan and the dark side of the Pendergast era. Includes images.
The Pendergast Era in Missouri State Politics
This chapter discusses the decade of the Great Depression in Missouri and in particular Thomas Pendergast and his influence in state politics. Includes mention of Harry Truman and Governor Lloyd Stark....
The Shame of Kansas City: Crime and Machine Rule
Magazine article on the microfilm roll with photos and information on the Pendergast machine. Comparison of Boss Tom Pendergast to Benito Mussolini (the fascist dictator of Italy) and photos and descriptions...
Thomas Pendergast and His Political Machine
A portion of a chapter in the book is devoted to the Irish Pendergast family and their rise to fame in Kansas City politics in the first half of the 20th century.
Thunder over Kansas City: A Machine and a Massacre
First of a four-part series of magazine articles on the microfilm roll with photos, illustrations, and information on the Pendergast machine of Kansas City. Description of criminal figures associated here...
Thunder over Kansas City: Conclusion
Fourth of a four-part series of magazine articles on the microfilm roll with photos, illustrations, and information on the Pendergast machine of Kansas City. Description of the 1936 election fraud here...
Thunder over Kansas City: Murder and an Election
Second of a four-part series of magazine articles on the microfilm roll with photos, illustrations, and information on the Pendergast machine of Kansas City. Description of criminal and legal figures associated...
Thunder over Kansas City: Slaughter and a Challenge
Third of a four-part series of magazine articles on the microfilm roll with photos, illustrations, and information on the Pendergast machine of Kansas City. Description of criminal and legal figures associated...
Newspaper clippings with photos, illustrations, and information about Tom Pendergast (1872-1945) and his political machine in Kansas City in the 1920s-1930s, associating with organized crime and election...
August 1, 2006
Photograph and six quotations related to Tom Pendergast and the era of machine politics in Kansas City. Among those quoted are Tom Pendergast, Jim Pendergast, and Harry S. Truman.
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