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May 22, 1939: Kansas City's "Boss" Tom Pendergast was convicted of income tax evasion and sentenced to fifteen months in federal prison.
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.