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This Day in Georgia History

April 25, 1734

Oglethorpe Won Re-election to Parliament

Though he was in America, James Oglethorpe won reelection to his Haslemere seat in the House of Commons - thanks to efforts on Oglethorpe’s behalf by Speaker of the House Arthur Onslow. Speaker Onslow was from Guilford, a Surrey town near Oglethorpe’s hometown of Godalming.