Oglethorpe James Edward

O·gle·thorpe

 (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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