Theodore Marley "Ham" Brooks is an attorney and member of Doc Savage's Fabulous five.
Ham was considered one of the best-dressed men in the world, and as part of his attire, carried a sword cane whose blade is coated in a fast-acting anesthetic.
He first encountered Doc Savage while serving in the military, where he attained the rank of Brigadier General.
His nickname was acquired when Monk, in retaliation for his guardhouse incarceration, framed Brooks on a charge of stealing hams from the commissary. In the only case which Ham ever lost, he was convicted of stealing the hams. He acquired a pet ape which he named Chemistry.
In The Mystic Mullah he shows he is fluent in the Tibetan language.