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March 2, 1999 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pioneer developer John D. Lusk, who in 1946 left a job at a Los Angeles bank and went on to build a $500-million real estate empire, died Sunday at his home in Laguna Beach. He was 91. Lusk leaves as a legacy the development of much of post-World War II Southern California. His company, originally John D. Lusk & Son, now Lusk Co., built more than 40,000 homes and scores of shopping centers, office buildings and industrial parks.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 1988
USC has received a $4-million gift to establish a center for the study of real estate development. The gift is from John D. Lusk, chairman of the Lusk Co., a major real estate development concern in Orange County, and his son, William D.
NEWS
December 26, 1992 | DAVE LESHER and JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Like most self-made millionaires, developer John D. Lusk could see things that others didn't. After World War II, when many banks wanted to cut back on housing loans because a shrinking defense industry had tightened the economy, Lusk did just the opposite. He left his job as a vice president of Security Pacific Bank in Los Angeles at age 39 and started his own housing development company. Last week, the 85-year-old founder of Lusk Co.
NEWS
September 9, 1986
The American Jewish Committee will honor Orange County builder John D. Lusk with its prestigious National Human Relations Award at a Sept. 17 benefit dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel, 690 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. The award is given annually to an outstanding community and business leader who symbolizes the principles of the AJC, which seeks to combat bigotry and protect civil and religious rights, a spokesman said.
REAL ESTATE
April 16, 1989
The 15th Anniversary Celebration of the Construction Industries Alliance, held at the Irvine Hilton has raised more than $360,000 for City of Hope. It was "the largest single contribution" from the Alliance, according to the group's president, Gen. William Lyon (USAF-ret.), chairman and chief executive officer of the building company bearing his name. "Over the past 15 years, the Alliance has generated more than $5 million in charitable contributions for the City of Hope," he added.
BUSINESS
April 21, 1990 | John O'Dell, Times staff writer
John D. Lusk, who got tired of loaning money to developers as a bank officer and switched careers in 1946, was named this year's Builder/Developer of the Century at the annual Sumigarden Conference in Newport Beach earlier this week. Accompanying the honor was a gold Tiffany & Co. watch. Newport Beach builder William Lyon--the conference's inaugural award winner in 1989--made the presentation and brought the house down when he complained that he didn't get a watch with his award.
REAL ESTATE
April 6, 1986
Four housing industry leaders will be inducted Wednesday into the Hall of Fame of the Building Industry Assn. of Southern California. The 1986 Medal of Honor Award dinner at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel will be highlighted by the induction of Raymond D. Edwards, chairman of the board of Glendale Federal Savings & Loan; Ernest W. Hahn, chairman of the board of Ernest W. Hahn Inc.; Ralph Lewis, chairman of the board of Lewis Homes of California, and John D.
BUSINESS
December 19, 1992 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a move that underscores the fundamental changes occurring in the recession-wracked development industry, John D. Lusk has resigned as chief executive of the Lusk Co.--a position he has held since he began the huge construction firm in 1946.
NEWS
December 26, 1992 | DAVE LESHER and JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Like most self-made millionaires, developer John D. Lusk could see things that others didn't. After World War II, when many banks wanted to cut back on housing loans because a shrinking defense industry had tightened the economy, Lusk did just the opposite. He left his job as a vice president of Security Pacific Bank in Los Angeles at age 39 and started his own housing development company. Last week, the 85-year-old founder of Lusk Co.
BUSINESS
December 19, 1992 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a move that underscores the fundamental changes occurring in the recession-wracked development industry, John D. Lusk has resigned as chief executive of the Lusk Co.--a position he has held since he began the huge construction firm in 1946.
BUSINESS
April 21, 1990 | John O'Dell, Times staff writer
John D. Lusk, who got tired of loaning money to developers as a bank officer and switched careers in 1946, was named this year's Builder/Developer of the Century at the annual Sumigarden Conference in Newport Beach earlier this week. Accompanying the honor was a gold Tiffany & Co. watch. Newport Beach builder William Lyon--the conference's inaugural award winner in 1989--made the presentation and brought the house down when he complained that he didn't get a watch with his award.
REAL ESTATE
April 16, 1989
The 15th Anniversary Celebration of the Construction Industries Alliance, held at the Irvine Hilton has raised more than $360,000 for City of Hope. It was "the largest single contribution" from the Alliance, according to the group's president, Gen. William Lyon (USAF-ret.), chairman and chief executive officer of the building company bearing his name. "Over the past 15 years, the Alliance has generated more than $5 million in charitable contributions for the City of Hope," he added.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 1988
USC has received a $4-million gift to establish a center for the study of real estate development. The gift is from John D. Lusk, chairman of the Lusk Co., a major real estate development concern in Orange County, and his son, William D.
NEWS
September 9, 1986
The American Jewish Committee will honor Orange County builder John D. Lusk with its prestigious National Human Relations Award at a Sept. 17 benefit dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel, 690 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. The award is given annually to an outstanding community and business leader who symbolizes the principles of the AJC, which seeks to combat bigotry and protect civil and religious rights, a spokesman said.
BUSINESS
March 2, 1999 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pioneer developer John D. Lusk, who in 1946 left a job at a Los Angeles bank and went on to build a $500-million real estate empire, died Sunday at his home in Laguna Beach. He was 91. Lusk leaves as a legacy the development of much of post-World War II Southern California. His company, originally John D. Lusk & Son, now Lusk Co., built more than 40,000 homes and scores of shopping centers, office buildings and industrial parks.
REAL ESTATE
August 4, 1985
John Swanson, chairman of the board of Barratt American Inc., and Donovan Huennekens, president of John D. Lusk & Son, will address the Monday dinner meeting of the Orange County Region, Building Industry Assn. of Southern California, at the Airporter Inn, Irvine.
REAL ESTATE
April 6, 1986
Four housing industry leaders will be inducted Wednesday into the Hall of Fame of the Building Industry Assn. of Southern California. The 1986 Medal of Honor Award dinner at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel will be highlighted by the induction of Raymond D. Edwards, chairman of the board of Glendale Federal Savings & Loan; Ernest W. Hahn, chairman of the board of Ernest W. Hahn Inc.; Ralph Lewis, chairman of the board of Lewis Homes of California, and John D.
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