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Melinda - a girl of the town who thinks evolutionary theory is the devil's work.
Howard - a boy of the town who was in Cates' class and half- believes the theory of evolution.
Meeker - the clerk of the court.
Mr. Goodfellow - a storeowner. He refuses to take a stand, for he says it is bad for business to have an opinion.
Mrs. Krebs - a woman of the town who is perfectly in line with the normative beliefs of the Hillsboro.
Corkin - a worker who paints the banner.
Bollinger - a member of the band that plays for Brady's arrival.
Platt - a man who is happy to see the town the object of so much attention.
Mr. Bannister - one of the men of the town who admires Brady greatly. He is chosen to be on the jury because he does not know how to read.
Mrs. McClain - a woman who tries to sell Hornbeck a fan from the funeral home.
Mrs. Blair - Howard's mother.
Elijah - a man who comes in from the countryside to be in town for the trial. He condemns evolution and sells Bibles, even though he does not know how to read or write.
Timmy - a boy who announces Brady's train.
Mayor - a man who follows the normative beliefs of the town and will bend the laws to suit the popular tastes. He tries to find a way to ban Henry Drummond from Hillsboro.
Mrs. Brady - a woman who is both wife and mother to her husband.
Judge - a man who is closed to the process of deliberation. He refuses to let Drummond call witnesses to testify about evolutionary theory. He judges the court with an obvious bias towards the state's case.
Jessie H. Dunlap - a man who is rejected from being on the jury because he believes in the Bible and in Brady in the same breath.
George Sillers - a man who is chosen to be on the jury because he leaves religion to his wife.
Harry U. Esterbrook - a radio man seen in the last act of the play.