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Jason A. McCarrick, of Kansas City, Kansas, advises Governor John W. Leedy, of Topeka, on the political importance of the office of Labor Commissioner to the Populist Party. McCarrick recommends Frank Shannon of Wyandotte County for that appointment. McCarrick argues that the conduct of the commissioner could either attract workers to the party or alienate them from it. For this reason, McCarrick suggests the appointee should be involved in the labor movement and willing to promote the Populist Party. The letter also discusses the importance of workers as a pool of potential party members and the importance of Wyandotte County to the political ambitions of the party. Governor Leedy (a Populist or People's Party candidate) beat incumbent Edward N. Morrill in the 1896 election largely due to the alliance of the Democrats and Populists against the Republicans.

Creator: McCarrick, Jason A.
Date: February 2, 1897

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Item Number: 207939
Call Number: Governor's Records--Leedy, Box 3 Folder 14
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 207939

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