Tom Pendergast

By: Clay Hausman

Tom Pendergast Biography

Tom Pendergast, born 1872-1945, was head of the democratic politician machine in Kansas City, Missouri. At the time Tom ran the biggest city West of the Mississippi River with 324,410 people One of Tom's well known achievements is helping Harry S. Truman become President.

The Kansas City Mafia and the Pendergast Machine

Video Questions "The Kansas City Mafia and the Pendergast Machine"

What group kidnapped Pendergast loyalists?

HINT: Within the first two minutes.

Citations

"Thomas Pendergast." Bio. A&E Television Networks, 2014. Web. 10 Dec. 2014.

http://www.biography.com/people/thomas-pendergast-9436700

"Tom Pendergast" Wikipedia, 2014. Web. 10 Dec. 2014.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Pendergast

"Harry S. Truman" Wikipedia, 2014. Web. 20 Dec. 2014.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_S._Truman

"The Kansas CIty Mafia and the Pendergast Machine" Youtube. Web. 10 Dec. 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7vYYP2NUA8