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Benjamin Barker Odell, American governor. Member Republican State Committee, 1884-1896; member 54th and 55th Congresses (1895-1899), 17th New York District.

Background

Odell, Benjamin Barker was born on January 14, 1854 in Newburgh, New York, United States. Son of Honorary Benjamin Barker and Ophelia (Bookstaver) Odell.

Education

Student Bethany College, West Virginia, 1873, Columbia University, 1873-1875 (Doctor of Laws, 1903).

Career

Engaged in banking and commercial enterprises at Newburgh and New York City. President, director Central-Hudson Steamboat Company, etc.

Membership

Member Republican State Committee, 1884-1896. Member 54th and 55th Congresses (1895-1899), 17th New York District.

Connections

Married Estelle Crist, April.; married second, Mistress.

father:
Honorary Benjamin Barker Odell

mother:
Ophelia (Bookstaver) Odell

spouses:
Estelle Crist

Mistress