Lives in Ossining, NY, with his wife Betty and their two children, Sally and Robert.
He had an affair with graphic artist Midge Daniels. Conversation indicated it had gone on for about five years. They ended it in the summer of 1960.
Met and fell for Rachel Menken in March/April 1960. Began a passionate relationship over Labor Day weekend, 1960. She broke it off in early November of 1960, around Election Day.
Don’s first advertising job was in-house for a furrier (where he met Betty on a modeling job; Don the copy writer, Betty the model) (His boss at the furrier was Teddy, an old Greek writer.)
Dick Whitman was the child of a prostitute who died in childbirth, having him. He was raised by his father Archie, a drunk, and his wife Abigail. They had a son, Adam, when Dick was around 8-10 (?). Archie died from being kicked in the face by a horse, and Abigail soon remarried. (Uncle Mack?)
Abigail died years later of stomach cancer, and Uncle Mack died as well.
Dick joined the army and served in Korea, where he switched dog tags with his senior officer, Don Draper, immediately after Draper died in an explosion.
His half-brother Adam believed him to be dead until spring of 1960, when he spotted a story (with photo) about Don Draper in Advertising Age, and sought him out. Adam was working as a janitor at American Calculator in the Empire State Building, and lived in a single room occupancy (SRO), which he hoped was temporary. In October of 1960 he hung himself in the SRO.