Biography of Robert J. Odell
Franklin County, Ohio Biographies





Robert J. Odell, who is assistant prosecuting attorney of Franklin County, is a leading attorney of Columbus and a young man whose personal popularity and character have contributed much to his professional advancement. Mr. Odell was born at Gregg's Hill, Pike County, Ohio, the son of William H. and Margaret (Wright) Odell.

William H. Odell was born at Piketon, Ohio, and his wife was a native of Gregg's Hill. Both are deceased. They had three sons: William, lives at Minot, North Dakota; Thomas E., lives at Spearfish, South Dakota; and Robert J., the subject of this sketch.

Robert J. Odell was educated in the public schools and during his professional career was special counsel to Attorneys General John G. Price and Charles C. Crabbe, 1919-1923. He has been assistant prosecuting attorney of Franklin County under John J. Chester, Jr., since 1927, his term of office expiring in 1930.

On November 25, 1920, Mr. Odell married Miss Ruth Summers, at Gallipolis, Ohio, the daughter of Charles H. D. and Jennie (Selfridge) Summers.

Mr. Odell is a Republican and a member of Franklin Park Methodist Episcopal Church.

From:
History of Franklin County, Ohio
By:Opha Moore
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka - Indianapolis 1930


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