Mather was Secretary of State during the Canisian invasion.
The Doctor met Mather after his election to the position of President while investigating phony time traveller Baskerville. At this point Mather was the only politician that lifelong spy Jonah Cosgrove really trusted, despite his pro-British stance. Despite this, Mather worked with the Doctor in thwarting Baskerville's prophecies. President Mather served sometime around 2010, when the US and Eurozone were rival blocs; during his time, the US and Eurozone had sent competing peacekeeping forces to North Africa. (PROSE: Trading Futures)
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