Ellis Burden The "Scholarly Attorney," the man whom Jack Burden thought was his father; Ellis brought Jack's mother from Arkansas to Burden's Landing, but when he discovered that she and his best friend had had an affair, he left her and went to help the unfortunates in the Skid Row section of the capital. Theodore Murrell The Young Executive, the most recent of the husbands whom Jack's mother has had. Bryam B. White One of the men involved in a scandal during Willie Stark's first term as governor; Willie's decision to protect White leads to impeachment proceedings against Willie and to strained relations between Willie and Lucy Stark, but their subsequent battle confirms Willie Stark's political clout. Mabel Carruthers Judge Irwin's second wife; she was thought to have been rich enough to ease the Judge's financial problems in 1913 and 1914, but, in truth, she had no money at all. Mortimer L. Littlepaugh
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