JACK LUSK. A young man of marked ability and worth, Jack Lusk, of Harrisburg, is distinuguished not only as a native born citizen of Saline county, but as a fine representative of one of the early and honored pioneer families of this part of the state. Public-spirited and capable, he is now rendering efficient service as county treasurer, filling the position in a manner reflecting the highest credit upon himself and substantially proving that the confidence of the people which was freely given him at the polls, and the trust reposed in his abilities, were not unworthily bestowed. A son of Thomas W. Lusk, he was born November 3, 1883, in Galatia.
Thomas W. Lusk was born and educated in Indiana, and as a young man came from Rockport, that state, to Saline county, Illinois. A man of marked business ability, he soon embarked in mercantile pursuits, and for many years was one of the leading tobacco merchants of this part of Illinois. He continued in this paying industry until his death, in 1887, while yet in the prime of life. He married Josephine Musgrave, whose father, Andrew Musgrave, one of the early settlers of Saline county, laid out the village of Raleigh, naming it in honor of his native city, Raleigh, North Carolina. Two children were born of their union, namely: Bertha, wife of W. S. Dorris, who is engaged in the real estate business at Harrisburg; and Jack, the subject of this brief sketch; S. G. Lusk, a son by a former marriage, resides in Raleigh.
Having spent his youthful days in the village of Raleigh, Eldorado or Harrisburg, Jack Lusk attended school in each of the places, at the
same time earning some money as a newsboy. He was afterwards employed as a clerk in different general stores, as a salesman proving himself proficient and popular. In November, 1910, Mr. Lusk was the people's choice for county treasurer of Saline county, and on December 5, 1910, assumed the duties of the office. He is a Republican in politics, and active in party ranks.
Mr. Lusk married, May 23, 1911, Maude Lewis, a daughter of the late Clark Lewis, who was for many years engaged in agricultural and mercantile pursuits in Harrisburg, and who was held in high regard as a citizen of honor and integrity.