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Uncle Sam

Uncle Sam, popular figure developed by 19th-century cartoonists and officially adopted as a U.S. national symbol in 1961. He is portrayed as a white-haired, bearded gentleman dressed in the Stars and Stripes. The name possibly derives from Samuel “Uncle Sam” Wilson, an inspector of Army supplies in Troy, N.Y., during the War of 1812.

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