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Just one National State and City Bank title in country

By Peter Huntoon

Now here is a great bank name brought to you by Bob Liddell. The title of this bank was changed from National State Bank to National State and City Bank of Richmond on July 1, 1910.


Virginia law allows for the incorporation of cities independent of counties, so one government covers both bases. Consequently, the bankers caught every applicable jurisdiction in which they resided in one mouthful with the new title. There was no other State and City title in the country.

The bank was absorbed by a state bank and liquidated in 1922, so the title is not possible on small-size nationals.

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