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81. On the Roots that Guide His Way 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...

82. Party Crasher Party Crasher 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.

83. Phillip Curls: A Political Icon 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...

84. Players Players August 2002 Short article with photograph about the former Kansas City mayor and now unopposed candidate for state senator from the 10th District.

85. Political Operative Is a Spinner, a Shaker, a Consensus Maker 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...

86. Political Rally for Alfred E. Smith and Joe Robinson Political Rally for Alfred E. Smith and Joe Robinson 1928 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".

87. Politics: Meet KC's New First Lady Politics: Meet KC's New First Lady July 2007 Profile on Gloria Squitiro, wife of Mayor Mark Funkhouser.

88. Regions: Missouri Valley Project Goes On while Politicians Debate Regions: Missouri Valley Project Goes On while Politicians Debate March/20/1954 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...

89. Richard W. Bolling Richard W. Bolling 1999 Short biography of U.S. Congressman from Missouri Richard W. Bolling (1916-1991). Includes citations.

90. S. J. Ray Cartoons S. J. Ray Cartoons 1937-1938 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...

91. SC164 KCPL Reference Hard to Find Collection 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...

92. SC85 Charles S. Stevenson Papers Finding Aid SC85 Charles S. Stevenson Papers Finding Aid 1975-1976 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...

93. Senator Henry A. Panethiere 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...

94. Six Degrees of Kansas Six Degrees of Kansas Summer 2006 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...

95. 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."

96. 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...

97. 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...

98. 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.

99. 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.

100. 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.