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Moses Fowler ODELL

(1818-1866)

ODELL, Moses Fowler, a Representative from New York; born in Tarrytown, Westchester County, N.Y., February 24, 1818; completed preparatory studies; appointed entry clerk in the New York customhouse in 1845 and became public appraiser; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-seventh and Thirty-eighth Congresses (March 4, 1861-March 3, 1865); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Treasury (Thirty-seventh Congress); appointed Navy agent at the city of New York in 1865 and served until his death in Brooklyn, N.Y., June 13, 1866; interment in Greenwood Cemetery.

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

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