Edward Bader is a New Jersey construction magnate and politician. He is played by Kevin O'Rourke. He is based on the real Atlantic City Politician of the same name.



Bader runs a successful construction company in Atlantic City. He is a republican.

Season 1

He becomes Mayor of Atlantic City with backing from Nucky Thompson in season 1.

Season 2

In season 2 he remains loyal to Nucky during the commodores attempted political coup.

Bader is a guest of honor during the memorial day celebrations in May 1921. ("Gimcrack & Bunkum")


Memorable Quotes


Season one appearances
Boardwalk Empire The Ivory Tower Broadway Limited Anastasia
Nights in Ballygran Family Limitation Home Hold Me in Paradise
Belle Femme The Emerald City Paris Green A Return to Normalcy
Season two appearances
21 Ourselves Alone A Dangerous Maid What Does the Bee Do?
Gimcrack & Bunkum The Age of Reason Peg of Old Two Boats and a Lifeguard
Battle of the Century Georgia Peaches Under God's Power She Flourishes To the Lost
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