Jefferson Drum

Jim 1950s - 1960s

Aired: 1958-1959

DAD: Jefferson Drum (Jeff Richards) / Widower

DAD’S JOB: Newspaper Editor

KIDS: Joey Drum (Eugene Martin)

WHERE’S MOM?: Dead – unknown how

STAND-IN “MOM”: Unknown

Is it me, or don’t you think this western format was done to death in the late fifties? Jefferson Drum (how’s THAT for a name?) edited the town of Jubilee’s paper, and fought bad guys in print and with pistols. Of course, there’s always a bunch of episodes where somebody kidnapped Joey, and Dad had to yadda yadda yadda… Yawn. I think the writers for Jefferson Drum watched The Rifleman and just changed the character names.