Sir Robert Frith Lusty(1909-1991), Journalist and publisher
Sitter in 9 portraits
He began his career as an apprentice reporter at the Kent Messenger in 1927 but a heart problem soon forced his resignation. The following year he was employed by the publishing firm Hutchinson. In 1933 he was appointed Manager of its associated company Selwyn & Blount. He left the firm two years later to join Michael Joseph Ltd at its foundation and rose to become Deputy Chairman by 1956. He returned soon afterwards to Hutchinson as Managing Director and remained until his retirement in 1973. Lusty was a Governor of the BBC from 1960 to 1968 and was briefly Acting Chairman before the full-time appointment of Lord Hill of Luton.
by Elsbeth R. Juda
modern bromide print, 1951
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