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Truman, Harry S
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Cities: Kansas City Dynamite
Article about the robbery of the Jackson County Courthouse on 12th Street, supposedly of voting nominations, by James Michael Pendergast, or Jim Pendergast.
Dig into Income: Phil McCrory, Associate of T. J. Pendergast in Liquor Business, Called by Jury
Photo and article about the subpoena "appear before the federal grand jury" of Phil McCrory, "associate of T. J. Pendergast in the wholesale liquor business." Description of the court proceedings in the...
Editorial: Kansas City Assassinations Shock the Nation
Article about the murders of Charles Binaggio and Charles Gargotta, former mob rivals of James Pendergast, calling into question President Truman's ties to the Pendergast machine such as Charles Binaggio,...
Harry Truman, Senator Thomas P. Gore, and Others
November 12, 1929
Group portrait of Harry Truman, Senator Thomas P. Gore, and others at a dinner held by the South Central Business Association at the LaSalle Hotel in Gore's honor. Men identified on photo as standing left...
Investigation of Organized Crime in Interstate Commerce Part 4-A: Missouri
Testimonies of James Pendergast and Thomas Lacoco, respectively, about ballot theft, gambling money, the Gargotta and Binaggio murders, and other organized crime activities related to the Pendergast machine....
James M. Pendergast
Full portrait view of World War I soldier in uniform identified as 2nd Lt. Pendergast, believed to be James M. Pendergast, nephew of Tom Pendergast. Location not given.
Jim Pendergast Is Dead at 70: Long Illness Fatal to Political Leader, Nephew of Late Boss
Photo and obituary for James Michael Pendergast, or James Pendergast (ca. 1896-1966), "the last to carry the family name in the political arena" dying at the age of 70 on March 28, 1966 at his home at...
Missouri: Too Up-to-Date?
Article reporting the defeat in the most recent city elections of both James Pendergast and the reform party because of resentment of both extremes by the citizens.
National Affairs--Missouri: "Vote of Confidence"
Photo of Tom Pendergast and his nephew James Michael Pendergast, or James Pendergast (designated to take over for his uncle soon), in an article about the "re-election" of his political machine in 1936,...
National Affairs: Republic, Pendergast Style
Photo and article about the apparent return of power of the Pendergast machine in Kansas City in the 1946 elections with the victory of Jim Pendergast-backed Enos Axtell for national representative. Photos...
National Week. ..Back of Missouri Vote Scandal: A Story That Will Echo in 1948
Article about the 1946 primary election fraud (involving the James Pendergast and his uncle Tom's former political machine) and the investigations of wrong doings, possibly involving President Truman,...
Photograph of Harry Truman speaking to James Pendergast after Tom Pendergast's funeral.
Political Notes: Kansas City Succession
Article about the political history and expectant succession of power from Tom Pendergast to his nephew James Michael Pendergast, or James Pendergast.
T. J. Pendergast Is Indicted
Photos and biographical article about the indictment of Tom Pendergast, Kansas City political boss, by the federal government for tax evasion. Shown with James Michael Pendergast, or James Pendergast,...
The Presidency: If He's Right, I'm Wrong
Photo of President Harry Truman and article about his political fight supporting the Jim Pendergast machine candidate Enos Axtell against "conservative Representative Roger Caldwell Slaughter of Missouri's...
Truman's "Purge": Aided by Pendergast Machine He Defeats a Stubborn Congressman
Photos and biographical article about President Harry Truman and his defeat in a 1946 primary election of "Kansas City's conservative, wealthy Congressman Roger C. Slaughter, who has blocked some of the...
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