Richard W. Vague, the chief executive officer of Bank One Corp.'s fast-rising First USA subsidiary, is consolidating his consumer banking responsibilities -- and his own rising-star status within the parent company.

In the latest indication of Mr. Vague's elevated prestige, which outsiders view as tantamount to the No. 2 job under chairman John B. McCoy, Bank One has recruited a new general manager of consumer lending, who was chosen by Mr. Vague and reports to him.

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