Transcribed from History of Labette County, Kansas and its Representative Citizens, ed. & comp. by Hon. Nelson Case. Pub. by Biographical Publishing Co., Chicago, Ill. 1901

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Larry H. Lusk

LARRY H. LUSK, who has been prominently before the public eye of Labette county, Kansas, for many years, is postmaster of the city of Parsons and is also editor and owner of a weekly and a daily paper published in Parsons. He is a man of great enterprise and public spirit, - being one of the most prominent residents of the county. Through the medium of his publications, he lends his hearty support to all public improvements and measures tending toward the general welfare.

Mr. Lusk was born at Edinburg, Indiana, April 14, 1857, and when a child went with his parents to Illinois, where he received a common school education. He left home at the age of fourteen years to make his way in the world, and what success he has since attained is the result of his own efforts. He located at Olney, Illinois, and owned, edited and published the Olney Ledger for six years, after which he removed to Parsons, Kansas, in 1878. He purchased the Parsons Sun, then a struggling weekly journal, issued irregularly. Infusing his great energy into the work, he placed it upon a paying basis, and two years later established a daily paper; both of them he has since continuously owned, edited and published. He received the appointment of postmaster of Parsons from President Harrison, in 1889, and served in that capacity for five years and eleven days. He was again appointed, to that office by President McKinley, in 1897, and has served up to the present time. He has engaged more or less in politics, having served as chairman of the Labette county Republican central committee, and as chairman of the Republican congressional committee of the Third District of Kansas. Mr. Lusk has been fairly successful financially and politically.