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Henry R Luce
Lawrence H Larsen
'S Not 'N Eagle--'S 'N Owl
Photo of Conrad Mann, Chief beneficiary from membership drives by the Eages" club, ort he Fraternal Order of Eages in Kansas City, in an article about the club's drive to add 3,000 members from the Pendergast...
. ..Presenting John B. Gage: Swing's Nominee for Man of the Month
Photo and biographical article about John Gage, former mayor of Kansas City from 1940 to 1946, afterwards serving as "attorney and a director of the Kansas City American Royal Association" and previously...
A 13-Year Nightmare Ends
Letter to the editor reviewing the 13 years (from about 1926 to 1939) of unofficial city government control by the Pendergast machine in Kansas City and the demand for a clean-up campaign to ensure against...
A Bead on the Goats: Coalition Leader Seeks End of Pendergast Power
Article about the movement to purge the Kansas City area of its last vestiges of the Pendergast machine in the form of three court officers in an election.
A City Divided: The Racial Landscape of Kansas city, 1900-1960
A mention of Felix Payne, a local African American and nightclub owner during the Pendergast years and early jazz scene.
A Political Boss Talks about His Job
Candid interview with Tom Pendergast with several quotes and insights into the Pendergast machine.
Administrative Problems of Water Works in Wartime: Kansas City
Discussion of the "personnel difficulties encountered in the Water Department at Kansas City, Mo.," from the transition of the Pendergast machine in the late 1930s to the "reformed" city government of...
Be Proud, Citizens!
Article about the ironic description of Kansas City by Judge Brown Harris "as 'probably the most law-abiding city in the United States.'" Irony due to the judge's association with the Pendergast machine...
Biography of Albert L. Reeves (1873-1971), Judge
Biography of James Francis Pendergast (1856-1911), Kansas City Alderman
Biography of John Lazia (1896-1934), Crime Figure
Biography of Roy A. Roberts (1887-1967), Newspaperman
Biography of Ruby D. Garrett (1882-1969), Attorney and Politician
Biography of Samuel S. Mayerberg (1892-1964), Rabbi
Blacks Have Endowed KC
February 10, 1986
Three-part article about three prominent African Americans from Kansas City's past: Judge Carl Johnson, Minnie Crosthwaite, and Rev. D.A. Holmes. Carl Johnson was "the first black elected to a judgeship...
City Window: Hollywood Asks Morris about Truman, Pendergast
Photo and biographical article Milton Morris, or Milt Morris, a 71-year-old (in 1983) bar operator and "a chauffeur for Western Missouri Judge Truman at the same time he was a go-fer for the Pendergast...
June 14, 1905
Photo and bio of Claude Gorton (1888-1975), a woman politician "instrumental in getting rid of the Pendergast machine" and "chairman of the Independent Coalition of American Women for Missouri that supported...
Criminal Aspects of the Pendergast Machine
Detailed examination of the Kansas City political machine of Tom Pendergast (starting with his older brother James Pendergast), "one of the most powerful city machines in United States history," from "the...
Crossroads of America: The Story of Kansas City
Description of segregation practices in Kansas City as a factor in the popularity of the Pendergast machine. Discussion on the tradition (still active in 1948) of discrimination against black people through...
David Milton Proctor
Photos and information on David Milton Proctor, or David Proctor, a Missouri state senator and author of books (1936's "Pay Day," 1937's "False Faces on Quality Street," and 1939's "Riding High!", etc.)...
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