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John Warren Butterfield

Born: 1801

Death: Nov 14, 1869

Birthplace: Berne

Nationality: United States

John Warren Butterfield

Date of Birth : 1801
Date of Death : Nov 14, 1869
Birth Place : Berne

John Warren Butterfield was an operator of stagecoach and freight lines in the mid-19th century in the American Northeast and Southwest. He founded companies that became American Express and Wells Fargo. Butterfield also founded the Butterfield Overland Express and from 1858 to 1861 operated a stage route running from St. Louis to San Francisco, establishing an important connection between the new state of California and the government and economy of the contiguous eastern states.

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