Alabama State Treasurer

Walter Coles Lusk


State Treasurer: 1943-1947


Walter Coles Lusk, of Guntersville, State Treasurer, was born December 5, 1893 at Guntersville, and was the son of John Alexander and Leila Lee (Fearn) Lusk of Guntersville, the former a native of Salem, S. C., a lawyer, State Senator, and Representative and a member of the Railroad Commission of Alabama, grandson of Erastus C. and Eleanor (Alexander) Lusk, of South Carolina and Guntersville, Ala., and of Robert and Eliza (Coles) Fearn, of Huntsville.


He was educated in private and public schools and in Marion Institute from which he was graduated in 1912 with the degrees of A. B. and B. S. He was a farmer; member of the State Democratic Executive Committee, 1930-1942; was appointed State Treasurer on March 26, 1941 to succeed Judge Charles E. McCall, deceased and was elected to that office in 1942 for a term of four years. He was second lieutenant in the air service of the U.S. Army in 1918; was a Democrat, Presbyterian, 32nd degree Mason, Scottish Rite and Shriner.


Lusk died on March 10, 1957.


Alabama Department of Archives and History, Official and Statistical Register, 1943, 184.