He's the only one I don't recognize.

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From Silver Age Comics Blog:

Professor Potter. The professor was the catalyst for many silly Jimmy Olsen and Lois Lane stories. He was forever inventing gadgets which would kick-start the story, and initially appeared in Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #22 (August 1957).

Professor Potter was also Lana Lang's uncle.

Professor Potter! I should've known that.

I often thought he was based on Professor Periwinkle in "Adventures of Superman," but have never seen that confirmed anywhere.

Professor Periwinkle appeared in the comics a couple of times, too.

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Googled him and, smack my head, his name was Professor PEPPERWINKLE! He proceeded Professor Potter who debuted in Jimmy Olsen in 1957!

Pepperwinkle appeared in two comics during the 70s: Action Comics #442 (D'74) where I remembered him and Superman #308 (F'77).

Someone needs to mention him to Geoff Johns and see where he pops up in the modern comics.

Pepperwinkle first appeared in the comics in Superman #289, and had a central role there. The GCD also lists him in Superman #297; I'd quite forgotten he was in that one. Bronze Age creators grew up with the Superman TV show.

Philip Portelli said:

Professor Potter was also Lana Lang's uncle.

And also the answer under the $2,000 "Double Jeopardy!" card:

"It was Lana Lang's mother's maiden name."

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