1922 Jackson County campaign Portraits of Thomas Pendergast (left) and James Pendergast, 1955 (right).
McKim oral history FUCHS: Why did you feel that he didn't belong in politics? MCKIM: Just felt that he didn't. I felt he was more the business type, but he said things hadn't been going too well in the haberdashery and he was going into politics. I think he'd always had a hankering for politics.
1924 Jackson County election Anti-Truman Broadside.
Jackson County Judge Truman with fellow judges and clerks, ca. 1927.
1926 Jackson County election Truman is elected Presiding Judge of the Jackson County Court.
Presiding judge of Jackson County Truman takes oath as judge, 1931.
Pickwick Hotel diary, 1930s [the other two judges] …used to shoot craps while court was in session down behind the bench while I transacted business….I got a lot of good legislation for Jackson Co over while they shot craps. [the other two judges] …used to shoot craps while court was in session down behind the bench while I transacted business….I got a lot of good legislation for Jackson Co over while they shot craps. I was able to expend $7,000,000 for the taxpayers benefit. At the same time I gave away about a million…to satisfy the politicians. But if I hadnt done that the crooks would have had half the seven million. I was able to expend $7,000,000 for the taxpayers benefit. At the same time I gave away about a million…to satisfy the politicians. But if I hadnt done that the crooks would have had half the seven million.
Presiding judge of Jackson County Button supporting Trumans bond issue concerning roads.
Vice Presidential Campaign Margaret Truman with newspaper at Democratic Convention, 1944
Vice Presidential Campaign Margaret and Bess Truman at Democratic Convention, 1944
Vice Presidential Campaign FDR to Robert Hannegan, chairman of the Democratic National Committee
1946 Congressional Campaign Truman letter to his Mother, July 1946: I just gave Mr. Smart Alec Slaughter a kick in the pants yesterday….Now we must beat him. Margaret Truman, Harry S. Truman, p. 329. Truman voting in 1946 (with daughter Margaret)
1948 Presidential Campaign Trumans World War I actions result in votes thirty years later. Trumans World War I actions result in votes thirty years later.
1948 Presidential Campaign Clifford-Rowe memorandum, November 1947
1948 Presidential Campaign Trumans election forecast by electoral votes
1948 Presidential Campaign Trumans diary relating his conversation with Dwight Eisenhower
1948 Presidential Campaign Truman to Ernie Roberts re. civil rights
1950 Congressional Campaign Unsent telegram from Truman to McCarthy, February 1950: …you are not even fit to have a hand in the operation of the government of the United States. Senator Joseph McCarthy (R-WI)
1952 Presidential Campaign Truman greets Adlai Stevenson and Chicago mayor Ed Kelly at Democratic conference, 1950
1952 Presidential Campaign Truman and Margaret campaign for Stevenson
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