About Benjamin Barker Odell, Jr.
Benjamin Barker Odell, Jr. (January 14, 1854 – May 9, 1926) was an American politician from New York.
He was the son of Benjamin Barker Odell who was Mayor of the City of Newburgh.
Odell, Jr., was elected as a Republican to the 54th United States Congress, and served from March 4, 1895, to 1899. He became one of the most powerful Republican bosses at the time, serving for ten years on the New York Republican State Committee and being Chairman of its executive committee.
He was Governor of New York from 1901 to 1904, elected in 1900 and 1902.
He was president of the Orange County Traction Co. and the Central Hudson Steamboat Co.