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NAMES IN THE NEWS : Leland Twins Named for Father

January 19, 1990| From Times Wire Services

HOUSTON — The identical twins of the late U.S. Rep. Mickey Leland, killed in a plane crash in Africa, will be named Cameron George and Austin Mickey Leland, their mother said.

Alison Leland, who gave birth to the twin boys 10 weeks prematurely Sunday in Atlanta, said Thursday the children will be named after their father.

"George is Mickey's real name, Mickey is actually a nickname," she said. "What I was thinking is that my oldest son Jarrett has the gift of having memories of the father. The others have his names."

Mrs. Leland was in Atlanta for observances of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday at which her late husband was honored. Leland was killed in August while on a hunger relief mission.

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