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Truman, Harry S
George W Martin
D P Hougland
19th National Convention: The Republican Party, Kansas City, June 12, 1928 [and] Hoover the Nominee
Illustrations and articles about the 1928 Republican National Convention in Kansas City, nominating Herbert Hoover (later elected) for President of the United States at Convention Hall.
Photos, illustrations, maps, and information on Abraham Lincoln and his visit to eastern Kansas (Elwood, Troy, Doniphan, Atchison, and Leavenworth) by way of Saint Joseph in 1859 to give a political speech...
Alf Landon: His Record
Biographical article about Alf Landon, governor of Kansas with "a commanding position in the race for the presidential nomination" for 1936, describing his career, platform, and "his personal following...
Bennett Champ Clark and the 1936 Presidential Campaign
Article about federal senator from Missouri Bennett Champ Clark, or Bennett Clark, and his presidential campaign in 1936, "serv[ing] the state during both depression and war," with photos and descriptions...
Champ Clark, Political Legend: Missourian Reached for the White House
Biographical article about federal senator from Missouri and Speaker of the House Champ Clark (1850-1921), with illustrations. Description of his 1912 presidential campaign and courthouse statue at his...
Colonel Robert T. Van Horn: His Life and Public Service
Description of the position taken by Van Horn and the conservative Democrats in 1860 of being anti-war and supporting Stephen Douglas in the presidential election.
Eisenhower's Kansas City Visits
The following visits were made by President Dwight Eisenhower to Kansas City, Missouri, according to the local history index card: (1) June 21, 1945, (2) February 14, 1946, (3) June 6, 1947, for the 35th...
List of local presidential candidate donations.
Fighting Chance: Harry Truman's Midwestern Whistle-Stop Campaign
Photos and biographical article (written by Pulitzer Prize-winning Truman biographer David McCullough) about the 1948 presidential campaign of Harry Truman across the Midwest by railroad, coming from behind...
How Did the Tribune Blow the Election?
Discusses the creation of the famous headline "Dewey Defeats Truman" in the Chicago Daily Tribune.
James A. Reed
Photos, illustrations, and information on James A. Reed, or James Reed (1861-1944), a native of Ohio growing up in Iowa and serving as a lawyer, county prosecutor, and mayor in Kansas City in the 1890s-1901s...
Kansas City Crossroads: People Knew Better than Pollsters
Photo and biographical article about the 1948 presidential campaign of Harry Truman, narrowly defeating his opponent Thomas Dewey despite predictions of election polls.
Let Kansas City Show Us
Portrait and biographical article about President Herbert Hoover and his planned presidential campaign to Kansas City in 1928.
Life as a Campaign Backdrop . . .
Article briefly describes a visit by 2004 Democratic Presidential candidate John Kerry and Vice Presidential candidate John Edwards to the Smithville farm of Jim and Ruth Nelson. The Nelsons hosted a rally...
Lincoln in Kansas
Biographical article about Abraham Lincoln and his visit to Kansas in 1859 on his anti-slavery platform presidential campaign. Description of his arrival first in Elwood, Kansas (across the Missouri River...
Missouri Democracy: A History of the Party and Its Representative Members--Past and Present
One paragraph of biography about William Jennings Bryan (1860-1925), "a representative from Nebraska," moving there from Illinois in 1887 as a lawyer, becoming an unsuccessful presidential candidate in...
President Roosevelt in Kansas City, May, 1903--Procession on the Paseo
Photo and caption about the visit to Kansas City in May 1903 by President Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919), depicting a large crowd witnessing his "procession on the Paseo."
President to Be Here
Biographical article about the arrival of President Franklin Roosevelt via "special train" to Kansas City from Saint Louis on the way to the Pacific Coast, with no plans however to leave the train car...
Rep. Cleaver Is Named Top Obama Campaign Advisor
March 2-8, 2012
Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II announced that he would serve as a national co-chairman in President Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign. Cleaver has served in previous presidential campaigns, including former...
Tennessee for Hoover--Missouri for Smith
Photos and article about the presidential campaign and other election campaigns in 1928 Missouri and Tennessee, featuring the rivalry between national senator James Reed and Saint Louis lawyer Charles...
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