Nathaniel Holmes ODELL, Congress, NY (1828-1904)


ODELL, Nathaniel Holmes, a Representative from New York; born in Greenburgh, near Tarrytown, Westchester County, N.Y., October 10, 1828; attended private schools; engaged in the steamboat business on the North River; served in the State assembly 1857-1861; established the First National Bank at Tarrytown and served as cashier from 1862 to 1864; elected county treasurer of Westchester County in 1866; reelected in 1869 and again in 1872; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1875-March 3, 1877); was not a candidate for renomination in 1876; engaged in the real estate business; postmaster of Tarrytown 1887-1892 and 1894-1898; died in Tarrytown, N.Y., October 30, 1904; interment in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present