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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.

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Sir Robert Frith Lusty, by Sir David Low - NPG 4529(215)

Sir Robert Frith Lusty

by Sir David Low
pencil, circa late 1950s-1963
NPG 4529(215)

Sir Robert Frith Lusty, by Sir David Low - NPG 4529(216)

Sir Robert Frith Lusty

by Sir David Low
pencil, circa late 1950s-1963
NPG 4529(216)

Sir Robert Frith Lusty, by Sir David Low - NPG 4529(217)

Sir Robert Frith Lusty

by Sir David Low
pencil, circa late 1950s-1963
NPG 4529(217)

Sir Robert Frith Lusty, by Sir David Low - NPG 4529(218)

Sir Robert Frith Lusty

by Sir David Low
pencil, circa late 1950s-1963
NPG 4529(218)

Sir Robert Frith Lusty, by Sir David Low - NPG 4529(219)

Sir Robert Frith Lusty

by Sir David Low
pencil, circa late 1950s-1963
NPG 4529(219)

Sir Robert Frith Lusty, by Sir David Low - NPG 4529(220)

Sir Robert Frith Lusty

by Sir David Low
pencil, circa late 1950s-1963
NPG 4529(220)

BBC Board of Governors, by BBC - NPG x184365

BBC Board of Governors

by BBC
vintage print, 1960s
NPG x184365

Sir Robert Frith Lusty, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x165823

Sir Robert Frith Lusty

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 29 September 1969
NPG x165823

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