Here’s the Deal

John B. McCoy ’65. Orange Frazer Press, August 2018. The year was 1935 and an ambitious oilman-turned-banker was moving to Columbus, Ohio, to take the reins of City National Bank & Trust, a plucky little bank that was barely surviving the Great Depression. It didn’t take long for John H. McCoy to realize that he couldn’t compete with the city’s leading banks for the lucrative commercial and trust business, so by necessity he charted a truly unconventional course – be a bank for the little guy.