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1818, May 201881, Aug 3
a pioneer American expressman who helped found the modern day financial firms of American Express Company and Wells Fargo with his business partner, Henry Wells. He was also the 27th Mayor of Buffalo, serving from 1862 until 1866 during the U.S. Civil War. At the age of 13, Fargo left school and started carrying mail for his native village of Pompey, New York. In the winter of 1838, Fargo started working with Hough & Gilchrist, grocers, from Syracuse. He remained there for a year until he went to work with the grocers Roswell and Willett Hinman.
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03/18/1850-Henry Wells and William Fargo form American Express in Buffalo 
03/18/1852-Wells Fargo and Company established by Henry Wells and William Fargo
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