Name: James Whitlock Current Place of Residence: Baltimore, Maryland Date of Birth: January 1, 1766 Alma Mater: No known formal education Religion: Unknown (Rumored agnostic or deist) Party: Independent (Nominally Federalist, due to influence of employer Thaddeus Steward) Profession: Clerk
Biography: James Whitlock is the chief clerk for Thaddeus Steward, responsible for conducting the smooth operations and accounting of the many day to day activities of his employers' companies and holdings. His responsibilities have become heavier due to Thaddeus' election to the Congress, yet he bears it well. It is unknown where he lead to read, write, and do sums, yet Thaddeus Steward routinely speaks highly of his capabilities.
Whitlock is a man without deep political convictions, typically agreeing with prevailing opinion or simply agreeing with Thaddeus for the sake of agreement and comity. "No need to rock a boat over matters I care little about," he's been heard to say on multiple occasions. He was part of that one-third of colonists who simply did not care to support the revolutionists or the loyalists in the Independence War, although he certainly never says that aloud now. His religion is also one of small convictions, if any, as no one has ever seen or heard of him attending any church or temple or cathedral.
While Whitlock does not have any deep political convictions, he has nonetheless seen the power of the press in its ability to shape public opinion and acquire sizable advertising profits. He would like to take part in that in some future.