Baby name story: Oscar Underwood

Politician Oscar Underwood (1862-1929)

In early May, 1912, a baby boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Dyche of Gainesville, Georgia.

What did they name him?

Oscar Underwood Dyche after House Majority Leader (and then-presidential hopeful) Oscar Underwood.

Little Oscar Dyche could have been named after a vice president had Underwood accepted Democratic candidate Woodrow Wilson’s invitation to become his running mate several months later, but alas, it was not to be.

Source: “Gainesville Arrival Named for Underwood.” Atlanta Constitution 8 May 1912: 3.
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