Lusk was the son of John Lusk of Barr, Ayrshire and his wife Margaret Earl. He was Presbyterian 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.
In 1865 Lusk was elected Member of Parliament for Finsbury. He held the seat until 1885. 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. He was Chairman of the Trustees of Morden College from 1885 to 1896.
- Joyce, Patrick (1982). The History of Morden College, Blackheath, 1695 to the Present. Gresham Books. ISBN 0-905418-91-3.
- Debretts House of Commons and the Judicial Bench 1881
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "F" [self-published source][better source needed]
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Sir Andrew Lusk, Bt
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