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OGLE, Samuel, governor of Maryland, born in England; died in Annapolis, Maryland, in 1751. He entered the British army, and while yet a young man was commissioned captain in a cavalry regiment. In 1732 he was sent to this country by the proprietors of Maryland as governor of that province. He subsequently returned to England, and was further promoted. In 1747 he was again appointed governor, and he retained the office until his death. He was also president of the Maryland council. He lived on a handsome estate, where he spent all his leisure. Among its attractions was a favorite horse named " Sparks," which had been presented to him by Lord Baltimore. The latter had received it from Prince Frederick, the father of George III. His son, Benjamin, governor of Maryland, born in Annapolis, Maryland, 7 February, 1746; died there. 6 July, 1808, was educated in England, and prior to the Revolution was a member of the Maryland council. He served as governor from 1798 till 1801. He was a personal friend of President Washington, and was frequently consulted by the latter on public affairs, he resided on a plantation called" Belair."
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