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John G. McCoy, Class of 1935

Financier, Philanthropist

John McCoy

John G. McCoy is a devoted Marietta College alumnus, a man who has been involved not only with his alma mater, but with his community. He began his career at City National Bank and Trust in Columbus, Ohio, in 1937. After serving in the United States Navy (1943-45) as Chief Financial Advisor to the War Production Board, he returned to his banking career. He became President of City National Bank in 1958, and rose to become its Chairman and C.E.O., while building it into the Banc One Corporation. He served as President and C.E.O., Vice Chairman and C.E.O., and Chairman of the Executive Committee of Banc One, retiring in 1984.

McCoy has received numerous awards, including a Certificate of Distinction from Financial World Magazine and the C. William O'Neill Distinguished Award for Achievement from the Marietta Chamber of Commerce. He received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Marietta College in 1981, and was inducted into the Ohio Foundation of Independent College's Hall of Excellence in 1991.

McCoy served on the Marietta College Board of Trustees from 1961-74, and continues as a Life Associate Trustee. He was instrumental in ensuring the success of the Sesquicentennial Anniversary Capital Campaign in 1980-85. In 1962, the McCoy family erected the McCoy Memorial Gateway in memory of their father, and in 1993 established the John G. and Jeanne B. McCoy Endowment for Teaching Excellence.