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George Lusk
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Historical Figure
Nationality: United Kingdom
Date of Birth: 1839
Date of Death: 1919
Religion: Anglicanism
Occupation: Builder
Parents: John Lusk, Margaret Murray
Spouse: Susannah Price (d. 1888)
Children: Seven
Professional Affiliations: Whitechapel Vigilance Committee
Turtledove Appearances:
"Gentlemen of the Shade"
Set in OTL
Type of Appearance: Contemporary reference
Species: Human
George Aken Lusk (1839–1919) was an English builder and decorator who specialised in music hall restoration. He was also the Chairman of the Whitechapel Vigilance Committee during Jack the Ripper's 1888 killing spree.

George Lusk in "Gentlemen of the Shade"Edit

George Lusk formed the Whitechapel Vigilance Committee in 1888 to pursue Jack the Ripper, not knowing that the Sanguine Club was already on the same trail. Jack showed his scorn for the Committee by mailing Lusk a mocking letter, accompanied by the partial kidney of one of the victims. A Sanguine named Martin pointed out to his compatriots that this macabre gesture worked to their advantage: no sane vampire would eat a human kidney, so the humans would be less likely to suspect vampirism in the case.

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