L. Reeves Sr. (1873-1971) Papers (0967kc)
Albert L. Reeves,
Sr. was born in Steelville,
Missouri in 1873.
He was admitted to the Missouri bar in 1899.
In 1911, Reeves moved to Kansas City.
He opened a law office and in 1918 ran unsuccessfully as a Republican for
Congress. He served as a
commissioner of the Missouri Supreme Court (1921-1923).
Int 1923, he was appointed judge of the United States District Court for
the Western District of Missouri, by President Warren G. Harding.
Judge Reeves convened a grand jury in 1936-37 to investigate ballot
stuffing and “ghost voting” in Kansas City.
The resulting conviction of over 200 Pendergast supporters for conspiracy
and voting fraud ultimately brought to an end the Pendergast machine in
consists of personal and professional papers depicting Judge Reeves’ judicial
career. Included are manuscripts
and family materials; photographs; speeches/addresses; cases; correspondence,
clippings, and an oversize scrapbook.
2 cubic feet, oversize.
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