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|Birth:||12th December, 1805|
|Death:||10th December, 1878|
Henry Wells was born in Thetford, Vermont, USA. He was an American businessman important in the history of both the American Express Company and Wells Fargo & Company. He was president in 1855 of the New Granada Canal & Steam Navigation Company. In Aurora he was president of the First National Bank of Aurora and in 1867 also the first president of the Cayuga Lake Railroad. He retired from the board of Wells Fargo in 1867. He also retired as president of American Express in 1868. Also in 1868, he founded Wells College in Aurora with an endowment to make it one of the first women's colleges in the United States. One of Wells' last ventures was the Arizona & New Mexico Express Company, of which he was president in 1876.
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