Hilary A. Bush
Hilary Ashby Bush (June 21, 1905 – May 11, 1966) was a Democratic Party politician who was Jackson County, Missouri prosecutor in the 1940s and 1950s and the 37th Lieutenant Governor from 1961 to 1965.
In 1960 lieutenant governor incumbent Edward V. Long resigned after being appointed to the U.S. Senate left vacant by the death of Thomas C. Hennings, Jr.. Bush became the "establishment" candidate backed by remnants of the Thomas Pendergast political machine for lieutenant governor. In 1964 he was the Democrat establishment candidate for governor but was defeated in the primary by b 59,386 votes by Warren Hearnes who said in his campaign, "At one time all Missouri was controlled from Kansas City by a man named Pendergast. This type of machine politics should never be allowed to rear its ugly head again in Missouri politics."
- The Kansas City Star - May 22, 1992
- People Associated with Excelsior Springs
- The Forensic - Pi Kappa Delta - 1960
- A History Of Missouri: Volume VI, 1953 to 2003 - Lawrence H. Larsen - University of Missouri Press (August 2004) ISBN 0-8262-1546-7]
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Edward V. Long
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