Richard Varick

Richard Varick (1753-1831) was a veteran of the Revolution, a Federalist politician and lawyer who served as the Attorney General of New York from 1788 to 1789 and as the Mayor of New York City from 1789 to 1801. Varick then became the President of the Merchant's Bank of New York, which was involved in a high-profile suit that MVB prosecuted on the behalf of the NY Attorney General's Office in 1820. Later in 1826, MVB borrowed money from Varick, which he promptly repaid.