George Ash of Chinchilla, Pennsylvania gained national attention in 1932 on his quest to find a mate for Uncle Sam. Ash insisted that in the name of equality, our nation should have an official aunt. On February 12, 1932, students from Nooksack Public Schools in Nooksack, Washington petitioned Congress to find Uncle Sam a match. Love was in the air as they suggested that Miss Columbia would be a perfect match for Uncle Sam.
…the boys and girls of America would like nothing better than to have an Uncle Sammy and Aunt Columbia.
Petition from Students at Nooksack Public School Asking Congress to Find a Match for Uncle Sam, 2/12/1913, Sen 72A-J45, Records of the U.S. Senate