Rusk, John was born on August 19, 1849 in Ashton-under-Lyne, England. Son of James and Maria (Booth) Rusk.
Came to America, 1854. Bachelor of Arts, Marietta (O.) College, 1875, Master of Arts, 1880. Graduate Lane Theological Seminary, Cincinnati, 1878.
Doctor of Philisophy, University of Wooster, 1885.
Ordained Presbyterian ministry, 1878. Pastor Cincinnati, 1878-1888 (Sixth Presbyterian Church built during his administration, and 3 other chs. organized), Fifth Avenue Church, Columbus, Ohio, 1888-1892, Fullerton Avenue Church, Chicago, 1892-1895. Founder, 1895, and pastor, independent organization in heart of Chicago, since 1895.
President National Home Seekers’ Association, Society for Prevention of Crime. Author: Kant’s Critique on the Ontological Argument, 1885. Critique on Sir William Hamilton’s View of the Absolute, 1885.
Four Thousand Years Ago, 1898. Life of Queen Victoria, 1902. Life of Review De Witt Talmage, Doctor of Divinity, 1902.
The Life of Jesus and the Apostles, 1909.
Married Martha S. Kendall, May 23, 1878 (deceased).