ODELL, Benjamin Baker, Jr.

ODELL, Benjamin Baker, Jr.
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
About this object
1854–1926

Biography

ODELL, Benjamin Baker, Jr., a Representative from New York; born in Newburgh, Orange County, N.Y., January 14, 1854; attended the public schools, Newburgh Academy, Bethany (W.Va.) College, and Columbia College, New York City; entered upon a commercial career; for ten years represented the seventeenth district on the Republican State committee and was chairman of the executive committee; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth and Fifty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1899); chairman, Committee on Accounts (Fifty-fifth Congress); president of the Orange County Traction Co. and the Central Hudson Steamboat Co.; elected Governor of New York in 1900 and reelected in 1902; president of the chamber of commerce of Newburgh, N.Y.; died in Newburgh, N.Y., on May 9, 1926; interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, New Windsor, Orange County, N.Y.

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External Research Collections

Brooklyn Historical Society

Brooklyn, NY
Papers: November 6, 1902. 1 military appointment. Finding aid in repository.

Columbia University
Rare Book and Manuscript Library

New York, NY
Papers: 1 official letter (December 8, 1902) in the Willard Bartlett collection. Finding aid in repository.
Papers: 1 official letter (January 21, 1903) in the Community Social Services collection. Finding aid in repository.
Papers: 2 letters (September 22, 1920; February 24, 1921) in the Charles Evans Hughes collection. Finding aid in repository.
Papers: 3 official letters (February 7-April 25, 1901) in the Society for the Prevention of Crime collection. Finding aid in repository.
Papers: 1 official letter (March 14, 1904) in the Lillian Ward collection. Finding aid in repository.
Papers: 1 official letter (April 2, 1902) in the George W. Perkins collection. Finding aid in repository.

New-York Historical Society

New York, NY
Papers: April 13, 1899; 1903-1904. 4 letters. Finding aid in repository.

New York Public Library

New York, NY
Papers: 1894-1906. 41 letters. Concern Republican Party matters in New York.
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