Andrew Lusk

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Lusk as caricatured by James Tissot in Vanity Fair, October 1871
Funerary monument, Kensal Green Cemetery

Sir Andrew Lusk, 1st Baronet (18 September 1810 – 21 July 1909) was a Scottish born businessman and Liberal politician. He sat in the House of Commons from 1865 to 1885.

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Lusk was the son of John Lusk of Barr, Ayrshire and his wife Margaret Earl. He was Presbyterian[1] and entered business as a merchant and shipowner. He was active in the City of London where he was a director of the Imperial Bank and of the General Fire and Life Assurance Co. He was an alderman and Deputy Lieutenant for the City of London and a J.P. for Middlesex. From 1860 to 1861 he was Sheriff of London and Middlesex.[2]

In 1865 Lusk was elected Member of Parliament for Finsbury. He held the seat until 1885.[3] He was Lord Mayor of London in 1873/74 and was created a baronet, of Colney Park, in 1874 to commemorate the visit of the Emperor of Russia to the city.[2] He was Chairman of the Trustees of Morden College from 1885 to 1896.[1]

Lusk married Eliza Potter, daughter of James Potter of Falkirk, in 1848.[2] He died in July 1909, aged 98, when the baronetcy became extinct.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir Samuel Peto, Bt
William Cox
Member of Parliament for Finsbury
1865–1885
With: William McCullagh Torrens
Constituency abolished
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baronet
(of Colney Park)

1874–1809
Extinct