||James Oglethorpe settled in the Southern Colonies in North America prior to incorporation into the USA.|
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James Oglethorpe was born in Surrey, the son of Sir Theophilus Oglethorpe of Westbrook Place, Godalming, and his wife Eleanor.  James was concerned about prison reform for debtors. He founded the British Colony of Georgia, one of the original 13 colonies of the United States. He also founded Savannah, Georgia in 1733.
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On 20 Nov 2018 at 01:56 GMT Andrea (Stawski) Pack wrote:
On 20 Nov 2018 at 01:31 GMT Andrea (Stawski) Pack wrote:
English army officer, philanthropist, and founder of the British colony of Georgia in America. Oglethorpe returned to England in 1743, where he resumed his parliamentary career. He was born in London, England.
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On 13 Jan 2018 at 17:07 GMT John Simmons Jr, wrote:
On 13 Jan 2018 at 16:43 GMT John Simmons Jr, wrote:
James left England in 1716 to enroll in a militar academy in Paris, France. He later went to Austria to join Prince Eugene Savoy who was at that time leading the European defense against the Turks. In 1719 James returned to England and reentered Corpus Christi. The college honored him with a special M.A. degree in 1731 to recognize his work in Parliament on behalf of prison reform. He was elected to Parliament and the House of Commons in 1722
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