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British-Amer. colonist. In 1620 he sailed on the Mayflower to New England, where he was a founder of the Plymouth colony. He served on the governor's council 1624-47, and was governor of the colony 1633-34, 1636-37, and 1644-45. He traded with the Wampanoag Indians and won the friendship of their chief, Massasoit. As a commissioner of the United Colonies of New England, he often went to England to represent the interests of the Massachusetts Bay and Plymouth colonies. In 1646 he returned to England and held minor offices under O. Cromwell.



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