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The real Uncle Sam

Farm Burean assistant director Denny Banister discusses our “uncle’s” origin.

by Denny Banister

Editor’s note: Denny Banister of Jefferson City is assistant director of information and public relations for the Missouri Farm Bureau, the state’s largest farm organization.

Samuel Wilson was born in Massachusetts on Sept. 13, 1776. The son of a Minuteman, Samuel served as a messenger and service boy for the army of the colonies. He tended livestock

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