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 (ō′gəl-thôrp′), James Edward 1696-1785.
English soldier, philanthropist, and colonizer. He secured a charter for the colony of Georgia (1732) as a refuge for unemployed debtors newly released from prison.


(Biography) James Edward. 1696–1785, English general and colonial administrator; founder of the colony of Georgia (1733)


(ˈoʊ gəlˌθɔrp)

James Edward, 1696–1785, British general: founder of the colony of Georgia.
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Our affections as citizens embrace the whole extent of the Union, and the names of Raleigh, Smith, Winthrop, Calvert, Penn and Oglethorpe excite in our minds recollections equally pleasing and gratitude equally fervent with those of Carver and Bradford.
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