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==Biography==
 
==Biography==
 
===Background===
 
===Background===
Bader runs a successful construction company in [[Atlantic City]]. He is a Republican. He is married to [[Katheryn Bader|Katheryn]] and they have children together.
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Bader runs a successful construction company in [[Atlantic City]]. He is a republican.
   
 
===Season 1===
 
===Season 1===
Bader is approached by [[Nucky Thompson]] in July 1920, as the prospects of reelection for current Mayor [[Harry Bacharach]] seem to diminish each day, and invited to dinner at [[Babette's Supper Club]]. [[Sophie Tucker]] entertains the crowd at Babette’s with a risqué routine. Bader is joined by his wife, [[Katheryn Bader|Katheryn]] and Nucky has brought his companion [[Margaret Schroeder]]. Nucky talks about opportunism as a positive quality and reminds Bader of his success exercising good timing in the building industry. Nucky lists Bader’s positive qualities; he is a churchgoer, a family man and well liked in the community. Margaret calls Bader impressive. Bader stares up at the ceiling and Katheryn wonders what he is looking for. He jokes that he is wondering when the other shoe will drop drawing a laugh from his companions. Tucker announces a song; “Some Of These Days”. Nucky suggests that Margaret take Kathryn to get a better view. When they stand he complements her dress; the blue $480 number from La Belle Femme. Margaret admits that it was a gift and leaves Nucky to consider the implication. Bader asks Nucky the purpose of the dinner and Nucky asks Bader if he wants to be Mayor. Bader jokes that with Nucky as boss he would have more authority as a street sweeper. Nucky says that being Mayor would give him more time to handle his business. Nucky says that is time for a change and Bader wonders what will happen to Bacharach. Nucky says that Bacharach is ill and will not seek re-election. Bader wonders what the problem is and Nucky says that he will produce a diagnosis as soon as Bader answers. Bader says that he needs to discuss it with his wife and Nucky urges him to be decisive. Nucky promises the opportunity to build roads (referencing his plans to make millions through a [[land deal]]), hospitals, a convention centre and a stadium if Bader will work with him. Bader observes that it is the 1920s and the world belongs to the young. Nucky says they will let them think that it does. Bader tries on the title verbally. Nucky stands and offers a handshake urging Bader to consider the proposal. ("[[Belle Femme]]")
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Bader is approached by [[Nucky Thompson]] in the summer of 1920, as the prospects of reelection for current Mayor [[Harry Bacharach]] seem to diminish each day, and proposes him to run for Mayor in Bacharach's place. Bader is doubtful at first as he knows that Nucky is the real power in the town and that he will be a mere pawn of his organization, but is ultimately convinced when Nucky promises his construction company the contracts to build the roads of his planned million-making [[land deal]], and other structures like hospitals and a convention center as well.
   
 
The plan succeeds and Bader is elected Mayor by a small margin in November. ("[[A Return to Normalcy]]")
 
The plan succeeds and Bader is elected Mayor by a small margin in November. ("[[A Return to Normalcy]]")
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