Ike Skelton

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Birthday
20, 1931
Birthplace
Missouri
Death Date
Oct 28, 2013 (81)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
20, 1931
Birthplace
Missouri
Death Date
Oct 28, 2013 (81)

About

From the late 1970s until 2011, this Democratic Party politician served the fourth congressional district of Missouri in the United States House of Representatives and also chaired the House Armed Services Committee.

Before Fame

After earning his law degree from the University of Missouri, he worked as an attorney in Lafayette County, Missouri. He entered politics as a Missouri State Senator.

Trivia

Only two weeks before he passed away, his memoir, Achieve the Honorable, was published.

Family Life

The child of Isaac Newton Skelton III and Carolyn Marie Boone Skelton, he was raised in Lexington, Missouri. Following the 2005 death of his wife of nearly five decades, Susan Anding Skelton, he married Patty Martin.

Associated With

Skelton's father was a close friend of Harry S. Truman, and the young Skelton was in attendance at Truman's presidential inauguration.