About Richard Varick
Richard Varick, born in Hackensack, New Jersey, March 23, 1753, served as captain, deputy muster-master-general, and George Washington's secretary during the Revolutionary war. He served as Speaker of the New York Assembly 1787-1788 and as Attorney General of New York 1788-1789. He was appointed Mayor of New York and served from 1789-1801. He was a Trustee of Columbia College 1787-1816 and was a founder and benefactor of the American Bible Society (1816-1831).
Richard Varick died without any children in Jersey City, New Jersey July 30, 1831.