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Tom Pendergast

Democrat political boss, Tom Pendergast, was indicted on income tax charges. Prior to this he had almost complete control of Kansas City and the state Capitol was known as "Uncle Tomís Cabin." more

Apr 7, 2017 11:40 AM Missouri History

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Courtesy State Historic Society of Missouri

An era ended on this date when "Boss" Tom Pendergast died. With his Kansas City Democrat machine he controlled Missouri politics for years. Six years before his death he was convicted of income tax evasion. more

Jan 26, 2017 12:55 PM Missouri History

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Courtesy of Truman Library

From the time of Washington’s inauguration, presidents entered office in debt to their supporters, and Harry Truman, the only Missourian to be elected president, was no exception. more

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