American Express Company signed by Henry Wells and Jas. C. FargoInv# AG1287 Stock
Stock signed by Henry Wells as president Jas. C. Fargo as secretary. Henry Wells (1805-1878), Expressman. He merged 3 older companies to form American Express and became its President from 1850-68. In 1852 he organized Wells, Fargo & Co. He retired in 1868. In the same year, he founded Wells Seminary, the present Wells College.James C. Fargo (1829-1915), Express Executive, Brother of William G. In 1866 became Superintendent and Manager of American Express and in 1881 became President. James Congdell Fargo was born May 5, 1829. Died February 8, 1915. Fargo was co-founder of the American Express Company along with William G. Fargo. James became president of the company after Williamís death in 1881. He was president from 1881 to 1914. With the help of Marcellus Flemming Berry, the company created the American Express Travelerís Cheque in 1891. Exceptionally Nice!
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