American Express Ticket signed by Wm. C. Fargo - AutographsInv# AU1660
Wm. Congdell Fargo was born in Chicago, on May 27th, 1855. After leaving Anthon Grammar School in New York, he entered Williams College, whence he graduated in the class of 1878. Upon his graduation he was made Cashier of the Merchants Dispatch Transportation Company, and held that position until 1880, when he entered the firm of Page, Fargo & Co., agents of the Howe Scale Company. Enlisted in the Ninth Co., Seventh Regiment, National Guard, State of New York, March 15, 1879, serving in that Regiment to Oct. 29, 1885, when he was honorably discharged. In 1883, Mr. Fargo entered the service of the American Express Company and was appointed Secretary of the Executive Committee; in 1898 he was appointed Assistant Secretary of the Company. In 1895, upon the reorganization of the National Express Company, he was elected Treasurer and Director of that Company. In 1903, when the American Express Company purchased the Westcott Express Company, Mr. Fargo was elected Treasurer and Director of the latter Company. He also holds a position as Director of the New England Dispatch Company. Mr. Fargo is a member of the Ardsley, University, Church and New York Athletic Clubs, and the New York Genealogical Society. On April 20th, 1881 he married Mary Stockwell Preston, daughter of William R. Preston of New York, at New York.