Dating agency man for all seasons
In December 1963, Draper convinces Bert Cooper, Roger Sterling, and Lane Pryce, along with Peggy Olson, Pete Campbell, Joan Holloway, and Harry Crane, to leave Sterling Cooper rather than take their chances when they learn their parent company is being purchased by rival firm, Mc Cann Erickson.
Up to the Season 3 finale, Draper was creative director of Manhattan advertising firm Sterling Cooper.Peggy Olson begins her career at Sterling Cooper as Draper's secretary, but with her boss' support she becomes a copywriter.Throughout the series their relationship is portrayed as one of trust and mutual respect, even as Peggy advances in her career and eventually leaves the firm.By 1964 they have filed for divorce and Betty marries to politician Henry Francis.Don marries his secretary, Megan Calvet, after which they move to a stylish, Upper East Side apartment on Park Avenue.A seriously wounded Whitman switches Draper's dog tags with his own before passing out. He is sent home on a train with Lieutenant Draper's coffin (believed to be Private Whitman's) to offer the Army's regrets to Whitman's survivors.
He avoids meeting the Whitmans at the train station but is spotted by Adam, whose parents fail to recognize him.
He is considered a major asset to the company as he has considerable talent for understanding the desires of others and for effectively pitching and selling ideas.
Because of this, he is occasionally courted by other advertising firms.
Draper works as a freelancer for a year while still technically on SCDP's payroll.
Megan has moved to Los Angeles to pursue her acting career, and asks Don for a divorce.
Draper also leads a later merger with a rival agency.