Edward Robbins Wharton (1850-1928)

"Teddy" Edward R. Wharton, of New York

He was the much-maligned husband of the celebrated authoress, Edith Wharton. On one hand, he was said to have been the best-looking man in his class at Harvard and was a popular sportsman who could be very charming, but he had another side: He suffered from bouts of severe depression, drank to excess and had a string of "temporary brides". But, for Edith, the final straw was when he attempted to steal money from her trust fund and they divorced in 1913.