Courtesy of Truman Library
The Portrait of the Political Boss as a Young Man: this photo of Tom Pendergast dates back to 1900.
July 22, 1873: Kansas City political boss Tom Pendergast was born on this day. Read more about him here.
This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.