Benton County


House, 77th General Assembly, 1951-53; representing Benton and Decatur counties; Democrat. Born 15 March 1919 at Puryear, Henry County, TN; son of Joseph Fry and Roberta E. (Paschall) Odle. Attended Murray State Teachers College, Murray, KY; Lebanon Law School, Wilson County, TN; graduated in law from University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA. Married Mauhee Knuckles of Beverly, KY on 12 July 1959, daughter of George M. Knuckles; no known children. Taught school in early life, practiced law, with home at Coxburg, Benton County; employed by office of Price Stabilization Board in 1953, Memphis, Shelby County, TN; employed since 1959 by Federal Government in Cincinnati, OH. Veteran of World War II, enlisted in U.S. Marine Corp 18 June 1940; honorably discharged because of disability 6 April 1943; served in Pacific Theater and Battle of Solomon Islands. Past vice-commander, American Legion Post, Camden; helped organize 2109, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Camden; elected State Judge Advocate, Department of Tennessee, Veterans of Foreign Wars. Member United Methodist Church; Sigma No Phi and Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternities; Chairman Benton County Chapter, American Red Cross in 1950. Last known address: 1441 Hillcrest Drive, Cincinnati, OH. Son of Joseph Fry Odle, Sr., sometimes member Tenn. General Assembly.

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