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Real estate agent doubles as famous ‘Uncle’

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Sam Rounseville is a Realtor with an alter ego. His real estate clients know him as an agent for Century 21 Abigail Adams in Quincy, Mass., though in other circles – and on his driver's license – he is Uncle Sam. Rounseville entered the real estate business a decade ago. Before that he worked in the textile business. He joked, "I was a man of the cloth." He hasn't looked back since those days. "I got whacked around a lot until I got to real estate and now nobody can fire me," he said. He is ranked among the top-producing Century 21 agents in the nation and has received the company's prestigious "Double Centurian" award. Rounseville, 66, is very involved in charities and community service under the guise and garb of Uncle Sam, though he said he makes a conscious effort not to mix the patriotic icon with his work as a real estate agent. And while he legally changed his name to Uncle Sam in the early 1990s, Rounseville said he doesn't seek to exploit the Uncle moniker in his ...