LUSK, Georgia Lee, (1893 - 1971)


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LUSK, Georgia Lee, a Representative from New Mexico; born in Carlsbad, Eddy County, N.Mex., May 12, 1893; attended the public schools, Highlands University, Las Vegas, N.Mex., and the Colorado State Teachers College at Greeley; was graduated from New Mexico State Teachers College at Silver City in 1914; school teacher; manager of family ranch 1919-1943; county school superintendent of Lea County 1925-1929; State superintendent of public instruction 1931-1935 and 1943-1947; rural school supervisor in Guadalupe County in 1941 and 1942; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1928 and 1948; elected as a Democrat to the Eightieth Congress (January 3, 1947-January 3, 1949); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1948; member of the War Claims Commission from September 1949 to December 1953; again State superintendent of public instruction for New Mexico 1955-1960; died in Albuquerque, N.Mex., January 5, 1971; interment in Sunset Gardens Memorial Park, Carlsbad, N.Mex.


Bibliography

”Georgia Lee Lusk” in Women in Congress, 1917-2006. Prepared under the direction of the Committee on House Administration by the Office of History & Preservation, U. S. House of Representatives. Washington: Government Printing Office, 2006.