1919 Jack attends law school.1920 Jack begins working for the Chronicle. (When Jack begins his tenure as a graduate student in history and when he is married to Lois Seager are almost impossible to determine; there is some evidence that Jack was married to Lois after he left graduate school and that both of these events took place while he was working for the Chronicle; but that is all that can be determined.)1922 Jack Burden meets Willie Stark for the first time; Jack covers the school bond scandal in Mason County; Willie Stark loses reelection as County Treasurer.1924 The schoolhouse tragedy in Mason County occurs; Willie successfully campaigns for the defeat of Pillsbury's candidate.1926 Willie Stark's first unsuccessful campaign for governor.1930 Jack quits his job at the Chronicle; Willie Stark is elected governor; Jack begins working for Willie.
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