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John H. Waldorf
Waldorf

First Appearance:

May 25th, 1932

Known Relatives:

Mrs. Waldorf, Wife
Buddy Waldorf, Son

Created By:

Chester Gould

Can Be Found:

The Complete Dick Tracy Vol. 1

John H. Waldorf was a wealthy financier who lived in Dick Tracy's city. He had light, wavy hair.

The Kidnapping Edit

John Waldorf's two-year-old son Buddy was kidnapped by agents of the criminal Big Boy. Waldorf was a prominent citizen and the kidnapping became a national news story.

Waldorf managed to maintain his composure and cooperate with law enforcement during the ordeal, though his wife was overcome with grief and became bedridden.Waldorf was extremely relieved when Dick Tracy recovered Buddy safely.

The Forger Edit

As a show of gratitude, John Waldorf presented Dick Tracy with $50,000 in bonds. However, Tracy quickly recognized the bonds as forgeries. This led Tracy to investigate Alec Penn, from whom Waldorf had acquired the bonds.

Waldorf remained in contact with Tracy and later helped rescue him from a lion's den where Tracy and Pat Patton had been trapped by Alec Penn.

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