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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.
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(Biography) James Edward. 1696–1785, English general and colonial administrator; founder of the colony of Georgia (1733)
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(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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Oglethorpe Power Corp., which holds a 30 percent stake, has said it would continue with the effort to build two new reactors in Georgia if costs were capped -- a condition Southern rejected.
Oglethorpe Power on Monday said it's only willing to move forward with the construction of the two new reactors at the Vogtle nuclear power plant near Waynesboro, Georgia, if cost caps are implemented.
In contrast to the decision made by the other three co-owners, Oglethorpe Power has asked for an extension and demanded concessions to avoid obligations that it undertook when it became an owner of the project.
The Oglethorpe Space Award, named in honor of the founder of Georgia, Gen.
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WRAGGE Lawrence Graham & Co has appointed Chris Oglethorpe as its new director of human resources.
Ex-Cressington Lib Dem Richard Oglethorpe took a hammer to the wrought iron railings as police arrived to try and calm down the situation.