|Nancy Drew Mystery Stories character|
|First appearance||The Secret of the Old Clock|
|Created by||Edward Stratemeyer
Mildred Wirt Benson
|Portrayed by||William Schallert (The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries)
Tate Donovan (Nancy Drew (2007))
Mister Drew (Hannah)
|Family||Eloise Drew (sister)
Nancy Drew (daughter)
Lena Drew (mother)
Currently none. His wife, Nancy's mother, died when Nancy was only three. But, it's to be believed that her first name was Katherine (shortened to "Kate") and that her maiden name was Austin.Edna Gregory (1939) (ex-girlfriend)
He is a progressive parent, encouraging Nancy's independence and self-reliance. He often enlists the help of his daughter for many of his cases, and he often assists her in many of her cases, offering guidance both professionally and as a father.
He also makes good use of his professional connections and privileges to help Nancy solve her cases. He frequently leaves Nancy to her sleuthing while he travels on business (throughout the book series, he frequently goes away on business trips). On numerous occasions, Nancy has had to save her father from danger, including several kidnappings. Mr. Drew is always proud of Nancy when she has solved, and finished a case.
- Ilana Nash (2006). American Sweethearts: Teenage Girls in Twentieth-century Popular Culture. Indiana University Press. pp. 36–. ISBN 0-253-21802-0.
- Sherrie A. Inness (1997). Nancy Drew and Company: Culture, Gender, and Girls' Series. Popular Press. pp. 175–. ISBN 978-0-87972-736-9.
- Ilana Nash (2006). American Sweethearts: Teenage Girls in Twentieth-century Popular Culture. Indiana University Press. pp. 79–. ISBN 0-253-21802-0.