Moses F. Odell

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Moses F. Odell, Congressman from New York

Moses Fowler Odell (February 24, 1818 – June 13, 1866) was a U.S. Representative from New York during the American Civil War.


Born in Tarrytown, New York, Odell completed preparatory studies. He was appointed entry clerk in the New York customhouse in 1845 and became public appraiser.

Odell was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-seventh and Thirty-eighth Congresses (March 4, 1861 – March 3, 1865). He served as chairman of the Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Treasury (Thirty-seventh Congress). He served on the United States Congress Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War during the American Civil War.

He was appointed Navy agent at the city of New York in 1865 and served until his death in Brooklyn, New York, June 13, 1866. He was interred in Greenwood Cemetery.


 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
James Humphrey
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 2nd congressional district

Succeeded by
Martin Kalbfleisch
Preceded by
Benjamin Wood
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 3rd congressional district

Succeeded by
James Humphrey