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Ford, Susan Jezak
Nancy J Hulston
On the Roots that Guide His Way
October 31-November 6, 2008
Article profiles Lee's Summit councilman Allan S. Gray. A graduate of Paseo High School and later Morehouse College, Gray returned to Kansas City in 1976 after earning a political science degree. He has...
June 19-25, 2003
Article describing possible vulnerability of U.S. Representative Karen McCarthy in a 2004 re-election bid. McCarthy was involved in an incident in March, 2003 leading to treatment for alcoholism.
Phillip Curls: A Political Icon
May 11-May 17, 2007
Article profiling the life and career of Phillip Curls, who served multiple terms in the Missouri House of Representatives and Missouri Senate. A Kansas City native, Senator Curls graduated from De LaSalle...
Short article with photograph about the former Kansas City mayor and now unopposed candidate for state senator from the 10th District.
Political Operative Is a Spinner, a Shaker, a Consensus Maker
October 29, 2004
Article describing the career of Kansas city political advisor Steve Glorioso. Glorioso, described by Emanuel Cleaver as "the James Carville of Kansas City," has worked with Mayor Kay Barnes, Missouri...
Political Rally for Alfred E. Smith and Joe Robinson
Daytime rally for Alfred E. Smith and Joe Robinson during 1928 presidential campaign, outside entrance to Union Station. One sign reads "Jackson Co. Democratic Club".
Politics: Meet KC's New First Lady
Profile on Gloria Squitiro, wife of Mayor Mark Funkhouser.
Regions: Missouri Valley Project Goes On while Politicians Debate
Article about the federal and private flood control projects on the Missouri River watershed, with a map of dam sites, photos. Includes discussion on the hyroelectric power and other benefits to be gained...
Richard W. Bolling
Short biography of U.S. Congressman from Missouri Richard W. Bolling (1916-1991). Includes citations.
S. J. Ray Cartoons
This small collection consists of photocopied newspaper clippings of some of the political cartoons of S. J. Ray of the Kansas City Star. The clippings were originally in one scrapbook and have been removed...
SC164 KCPL Reference Hard to Find Collection
1980 – 2005, bulk 1990s
The materials within the KCPL Reference Hard to Find (HTF) Collection were compiled by Kansas City Public Library reference librarians and staff members to provide an easy to access source of information...
SC85 Charles S. Stevenson Papers Finding Aid
Charles S. Stevenson was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1895, but grew up in Olathe, Kansas, and Kansas City, Missouri. He worked at Hallmark Cards from the end of World War I until 1960. After retirement...
Senator Henry A. Panethiere
October 18, 2005
Obituary for former Missouri State Senator Henry A. Panethiere. He was born May 4, 1914 in Kansas City. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law and served as a state senator...
Six Degrees of Kansas
Article describes visits and connections to Kansas by various famous people, including actors, politicians, sports figures, and writers. Celebrities whose Kansas connections are examined include Truman...
Sure Thing: Representative Alan Wheat
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."
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...
The Big Bosses
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...
The Blossom House: Hotel to Presidents and Politicians, 1882-1915
Article about the hotel being a frequent host to such political luminaries as Presidents Roosevelt, McKinley, and Harrison, among others, with drawings and photos.
The Convention Was Fun
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.
The Hancock Amendment Stops More Than Free-Wheeling Politicians
Discusses the effects of the Hancock Amendment, passed in 1980, on the activities and growth of Missouri.
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