Samuel T. Underwood

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Name: Samuel T. Underwood

Classification: supporting character supporting character  

Publisher(s): Marvel

First Appearance: Captain America (vol. 1) #250 (Oct. 1980): "Cap For President!"

Creators: Roger Stern, Don Perlin, Roger McKenzie, Jim Shooter, John Byrne, Joe Rubinstein

Number of Appearances: 1

Occupation: politician

Gender: male

Note: told newspaper Captain America was running for President

Samuel T. Underwood was a member of the New Populist Party, a fledgeling third party political group. They were dissatisfied with the major American political parties (Democrats and Republicans) and they wanted to run a strong candidate for their alternative party.

Underwood ran the political convention for the New Populist Party. At the convention he told the Daily Globe newspaper that Captain America was running for U.S. President as their candidate. This was not true.

The New Populist Part sincerely tried to get Captain America to run for president, but the hero did not do so.

This character is in the following 2 stories which have been indexed by this website:
Captain America (vol. 1) #250 (Oct. 1980): "Cap For President!"
Captain America 70th Anniversary Magazine #20 (Winter 2011): "Cap For President!"

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