Walter S. Luse
Walter Luse was appointed to the West Liberty Library Board of Trustees in 1900 after the citizens voted to have a free public library. He served as secretary of the Board during his tenure. He resigned from the Board in early February,1904. Following his resignation, he was a candidate for office in city government and in March,1904 he was elected the city treasurer.
Walter S. Luse was born near West Liberty May 26, 1861, the son of Clark and Eleanor Luse. His father was a grocer. He married Bertha Harris on Oct. 22, 1884. He was a cashier at People’s State Bank in West Liberty until 1910 and then a vice president at Iowa State Bank. While living in West Liberty he was a member and past master of Mt. Calvary Lodge. In 1918 he and his wife moved to White Plains, NY living there for three years before locating in Cleveland, OH where he held a position with the Standard Trust Company. He died of a sudden heart attack June 21, 1930. He was survived by his widow, a daughter, Mildred Dalgety and three grandchildren. Burial was at Oak Ridge Cemetery in West Liberty.
– Pam Schnittjer
 West Liberty Library Board of Trustees Minutes, Vol. 1, p. 1, 28.
 West Liberty Enterprise, West Liberty, IA, Feb. 4, 1904, p. 1.
 West Liberty Enterprise, West Liberty, IA, Mar. 17, 1904, p. 5.
 Ancestry.com, 1880 U.S. Federal Census, Wapsinonoc, Muscatine, IA, p. 4.
 Ancestry.com. Iowa, U.S., Marriage Records, 1880-1951 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.
 West Liberty Index, West Liberty, IA, June 26, 1930, p. 1.