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Saint John Powell
Saint john powell
Portrayed by Charles Shaughnessy
First appearance The Jet Set
Final appearance Shut the Door. Have a Seat
Gender Male
Employer Puttnam, Powell, and Lowe
Occupation Partner


Saint John ("SIN-jin") Powell was the managing director of London-based advertising firm Puttnam, Powell, and Lowe.

Herman Phillips, believing that he was going to be let go from Sterling Cooper Advertising Agency after a string of disappointments, met with Powell and Alec Martin to propose that Putnam Powell buy out Sterling Cooper. Powell convinced him to have a drink, either unaware or uncaring of Herman Phillips's drinking habit. Powell eventually made an offer that is acceptable to Herman Phillips. ("The Jet Set")

At the meeting to discuss the upcoming merger with Sterling Cooper, he sits in on the meeting and realizes that Herman Phillips is "not their man." After the merger is complete, Herman Phillips is quietly fired. ("Meditations in an Emergency")

After a year of beefing up sales and cutting down on personnel and costs, Saint John eventually plans to sell PP&L as well as Sterling Cooper to McCann Erickson. When Pryce finally learns of this, he discovers that after the sale that he was slated to be sent to India. Lane was convinced to free Don Draper, Bertram Cooper, and Roger Sterling from their employment contracts to start a new advertising agency. Lane made Saint John aware of this, sounding off a "Happy Christmas" after being fired by Saint John for "lack of character". ("Shut the Door. Have a Seat")

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