- "You can't be afraid of the wind. Learn to trust it."
- —Henry Archer to Jonathan Archer
Henry Archer was a 22nd century Human man who was one of the pioneers of the warp five engine, and worked extensively with Zefram Cochrane. He was also the father of noted Earth Starfleet Captain and Federation President, Jonathan Archer.
In the year 2118, Henry Archer finished his doctorate dissertation at State University of New York at Albany while serving as an associate professor. It was titled, "Design and Development Necessities of a Warp 5 Engine" and led Cochrane to see what was wrong with his own work on a faster warp engine. (ST reference: Federation: The First 150 Years)
His paternal grandfather, Nathan Archer, was a captain in the United Nations Peace Directorate who served in North Africa during the Eugenics Wars. (ENT - Strange New Worlds short story: "The Rules of War")