George Outram (18051856), humorous poet, was a Scottish advocate, a
friend of Professor Wilson, and for some time editor of the Glasgow
Herald. He printed privately in 1851 Lyrics, Legal and Miscellaneous,
which were published with a memoir in 1874. Many of his pieces are
highly amusing, the Annuity being the best.
Born 1801. Scottish-born U.S. social reformer and anti-slavery
campaigner. Son of
Robert Owen (founder of the co-operative movement). In 1825, he accompanied his father to
set up the New Harmony colony in Indiana. Entered the U.S. congress in 1843. U.S.
Ambassador to India (1853 - 1858).
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