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WELLS, Henry [1805-1878] -- American businessman, expressman

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American Express Co. (1850)

American Express was started as an express mail business in Buffalo, New York. It was founded in 1850 as a joint stock corporation by the merger of the express companies owned by Henry Wells (Wells & Company), William G. Fargo (Livingston, Fargo & Company), and John Warren Butterfield (Wells, Butterfield & Company, the successor earlier in 1850 of Butterfield, Wasson & Company).

Wells, Fargo & Co. (1852)

The same founders also started Wells Fargo & Co. when Butterfield and other directors objected to the proposal that American Express extend its operations to California. Wells, Fargo & Company was organized on March 18, 1852 as a joint-stock association with an initial capitalization of $300,000, to provide express and banking services to California. The original board of directors comprised Wells, Fargo, Johnston Livingston, Elijah P. Williams, Edwin B. Morgan, James McKay, Alpheus Reynolds, Alexander M.C. Smith and Henry D. Rice. Of these, Wells, Fargo, Livingston and McKay were also on the board of American Express

Wells Seminary (now Wells College) (1868)

Wells College is a private coeducational liberal arts college located in Aurora, Cayuga County, New York, on the eastern shore of Cayuga Lake. The college has cross-enrollment with Cornell University and Ithaca College. It is strengthening its off-campus study programs and creating a business center. Undergraduate students are required to participate in off-campus internships during two of their winter recesses. [WIKI]  -30-
 

Chronology

1836
A freight agent on the Erie Canal
1841
Pomeroy & Co. formed
1844
Pomeroy & Co. succeeded by Livingston, Wells & Co.
1845/04/01
Western Express formed
1846
Wells sold out to William Livingston
1847
Crawford Livingston dies
1850
Wells formed Wells, Butterfield & Co.
1850
American Express Co. formed
1850-1868
Wells is president of American Express
1852/03/18
Wells, Fargo & Co. formed to extend service to California
1855
President of New Granada Canal & Steam Navigation Co.
1855
President of First National Bank of Aurora
1856/10
Livingston, Wells & Co. closes final office (in Paris)
1867
First president of Cayuga Lake Railroad
1867
Retired from Wells Fargo board
1868
Founds Wells College in Aurora
1868
Retired from American Express as president
1876
President of Arizona & New Mexico Express Co.
1878/12/10
Dies in Glasgow, Scotland

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