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1. William H. Murray and Joseph Shannon William H. Murray and Joseph Shannon circa 1930s William H. (Alfalfa) Murray, Governor of Oklahoma, and Joseph Shannon, Kansas City politician, outside Union Station.

2. William H. Murray and Joseph Shannon William H. Murray and Joseph Shannon circa 1930s William H. (Alfalfa) Murray, Governor of Oklahoma, and Joseph Shannon, Kansas City politician, outside Union Station.

3. When They Ousted the Earl of Hillsboro: A Singular Event in the History of the Missouri Senate When They Ousted the Earl of Hillsboro: A Singular Event in the History of the Missouri Senate October//1998 Article about the "political turmoil" of the Missouri state government in the 1960s, involving conflicts between the "old guard" and "young turk" politicians, including Senator Earl R. Blackwell and Governor...

4. Wheeler's Charm Is Lost on Youth Wheeler's Charm Is Lost on Youth November 1, 2006 Commentary recounting several anecdotes about Charles Wheeler during his terms as Mayor of Kansas City, Missouri, as well as analysis of his unsuccessful bid to win the Democratic nomination for Jackson...

5. Wheat to Congress Wheat to Congress December-January 1982-1983 Photo and biographical article about Alan Wheat, "the first Black ever to represent a mostly White district (Missouri's 5th District) in the House of Representatives." Born in San Antonio in 1951 and graduating...

6. What's Happened in the 5th What's Happened in the 5th October 1982 Interview of "retired financier, Solomon Wise," about the election race for national Missouri representatives from Kansas City, between John Carnes and Alan Wheat, with photos and comparisons to the situation...

7. Tom Pendergast Tom Pendergast 1902 This booklet contains the names, life stories, and pictures of the different Democratic Party candidates running in the November 4, 1902, Jackson County election. Included is Tom Pendergast, a nominee...

8. Theron Watkins Theron Watkins 2006 Book excerpt about Theron Watkins (1877-1950), or T.B. Watkins, a prominent African American of Kansas City and father of local politician Bruce Watkins. Watkins was born near Indianapolis and came to...

9. The Truman Administration's Fair Deal for Black America The Truman Administration's Fair Deal for Black America April//1976 Photos, illustrations, and article about the "'Fair Deal' for the American people in his State of the Union message on January 5, 1949." Discussion of the program's attempts to eliminate discrimination...

10. The Same Manager The Same Manager March/23/1940 Article labeling the replacements for Pendergast in the city government as more of the same machine politicians, a "fake change."

11. The Politicians of Art The Politicians of Art January//1981 Description of attention and spending on the arts from the city government since 1926, focusing on about 1960-1981.

12. The Pendergast Era in Missouri State Politics The Pendergast Era in Missouri State Politics 2004 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....

13. The Missing Gun Turns Up--In Use by the Police The Missing Gun Turns Up--In Use by the Police August 11, 2010 Photo and timeline for shotgun used in the slaying of black political leader Leon Jordan in 1970. Article also discusses the reopening of the cold case.

14. The Host City: A Touch of Class in the Heartland The Host City: A Touch of Class in the Heartland August/30/1976 Photos and article about the 1976 Republican National Convention in Kansas City and the many events and personalities involved. Description of prominent national and local politicians, journalists and...

15. The Hancock Amendment Stops More Than Free-Wheeling Politicians The Hancock Amendment Stops More Than Free-Wheeling Politicians February/19-25/1998 Discusses the effects of the Hancock Amendment, passed in 1980, on the activities and growth of Missouri.

16. The Convention Was Fun The Convention Was Fun September//1976 Article about the failed efforts of journalist Elizabeth Ray to interview politicians at the Republican National Convention in Kansas City due to her controversial image related to political scandal.

17. The Blossom House: Hotel to Presidents and Politicians, 1882-1915 The Blossom House: Hotel to Presidents and Politicians, 1882-1915 Fall//1995 Article about the hotel being a frequent host to such political luminaries as Presidents Roosevelt, McKinley, and Harrison, among others, with drawings and photos.

18. The Big Bosses The Big Bosses 1944 Chapter of the book about Tom Pendergast (1872-1945), political boss of Kansas City mainly during the 1920s and 1930s, with details of his "rule" and politicians practically "appointed" by him across the...

19. Teddy Roosevelt Visits Wyandotte County Teddy Roosevelt Visits Wyandotte County June 28, 1905 Brief article describing two visits to the Kansas City area by Theodore Roosevelt. The author writes of Roosevelt's visits to Kansas City, Kansas on September 30, 1900, and May 1, 1903. A photograph of...

20. Sure Thing: Representative Alan Wheat Sure Thing: Representative Alan Wheat July 1986 Photos and biographical article about Alan Wheat, 35-year-old black national representative of "Missouri's Fifth District" since 1982 (succeeding Richard Bolling), comprising "most of Kansas City."