Henry Wells (December 12, 1805 – December 10, 1878) was an American businessman important in the history of both the American Express Company and Wells Fargo & Company.  Wells worked as a freight agent before joining the express business.
Henry Wells, (born December 12, 1805, Thetford, Vermont, U.S.—died December 10, 1878, Glasgow, Scotland), pioneering American businessman who was one of the founders of the American Express Company and of Wells Fargo & Company. Wells’s father, the Rev. Shipley Wells, was a preacher, and his mother led an itinerant life for 20 years.
Henry Wells Born: December 12, 1805 Thetford, Vermont Died: December 10, 1878 Glasgow, Scotland Cofounder, American Express Henry Wells was a nineteenth century man of vision. A shipper by trade, he believed the eastern portion of the United States was a wide open market, just waiting for someone to come along and claim it.
On November 16, 1876, it too burned to the ground. Blame was eventually placed on Henry Wells, a freedman emanicipated at the end of the Civil War, who lived near town. One version of the legend goes that in January 1878, following Wells’ arrest on circumstantial evidence, an angry mob gathered outside the town’s third, newly built courthouse.
Henry Wells (December 15, 1914 - October 1, 2007) was an American author, professor and leading expert on Latin America politics. Wells helped to draft the Constitution of Puerto Rico and advised the Dominican Republic on proper election procedures for the Organization of American States.
Wells was promoted to major general in 1946 and appointed Deputy Chief of the General Staff. Following promotion to lieutenant general, he was made Commander-in-Chief, British Commonwealth Forces Korea from 1953 to 1954, serving during the last days of the war. In retirement, Wells was a director of several companies. Aged 75, he died in 1973.
Henry Horatio Wells (September 17, 1823 – February 12, 1900), a Michigan lawyer and Union Army officer in the American Civil War, succeeded Francis Harrison Pierpont as the appointed provisional governor of Virginia from 1868 to 1869 during Reconstruction.
Henry Wells was an American businessman who co-founded both the American Express Company and Wells Fargo & Company. In 1868, he founded Wells College in Aurora, New York. Wells College was a women's college until it went co-ed in 2005. Famous Kin
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