The head counsel for the American Power Company when Irwin was attorney general in Louisiana, Mortimer lost his job because American gave it to Irwin, as part of a bribe—Mortimer then attempted to inform Governor Stanton of this, but Stanton covered up his friend Irwin’s behavior. Mortimer eventually killed himself so that his sister, Lily, could get his life insurance payout.
Mortimer Littlepaugh Quotes in All The King's Men
The All The King's Men quotes below are all either spoken by Mortimer Littlepaugh or refer to Mortimer Littlepaugh. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:).
Chapter 5 Quotes
I can do no more. I went as you know to the people who are against Governor Stanton in politics but they would not listen to me. . . . I will never be any good again. I will be a drag on you and not a help. What can I do, Sister?
Related Characters: Mortimer Littlepaugh (speaker), Lily Littlepaugh
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Mortimer Littlepaugh Character Timeline in All The King's Men
The timeline below shows where the character Mortimer Littlepaugh appears in All The King's Men. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...name from his weeks and weeks of research and digging comes back to him—the name Mortimer Littlepaugh, the chief counsel for American Electric. Jack does some digging and realizes that Littlepaugh... (full context)
...Jack humors her and, in a clairvoyant session, tries to get Lily to talk about Mortimer, begging her to admit that Mortimer’s death was not an accident, but that, instead, Mortimer... (full context)
...insurance company will never know—and he pays her three hundred dollars for any information about Mortimer. This seems to jog Lily’s memory, and she admits that Mortimer went to Governor Stanton... (full context)
Mortimer, in the letter, repeats exactly what Lily claims—that Irwin allowed the sweetheart deal between the... (full context)
...hospital. Burden says he is leaving soon for Memphis to speak to a medium, Miss Littlepaugh (this is just before his journey to talk with Lily), and then excuses himself, saying... (full context)
Anne asks Burden a few days later to send her the Photostat of the letter Mortimer sent to his sister; Burden does so, and five days letter Anne reports back to... (full context)
...MacMurfee not to run. Jack asks Irwin to reconsider this position (without making reference to Littlepaugh), but Irwin says his mind is made up—he won’t ask anything of MacMurfee. (full context)
...to use his blackmail in order to get Irwin to pressure MacMurfee. He brings up Littlepaugh, and at first Irwin seems genuinely not to remember the man’s name, but soon he... (full context)
...follows: he is to use the Irwin money, which he attempted to give to Lily Littlepaugh, only to find out she is dead—to write his book on Cass Mastern, which he... (full context)