Egmont, John Perceval, 1st earl of

Egmont, John Perceval, 1st earl of,

1683–1748, Irish peer, associate of James E. OglethorpeOglethorpe, James Edward
, 1696–1785, English general and philanthropist, founder of the American colony of Georgia. He had some military experience before being elected (1722) to the House of Commons, where he held a seat for 32 years.
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 in founding Georgia. Elected (1727) to the British House of Commons, he served on Oglethorpe's committee investigating penal conditions. He was first president of the trustees of Georgia and kept a journal of their transactions, most of which has been published.
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