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Ike Skelton

Ike SkeltonAKA Isaac Newton Skelton IV

Born: 20-Dec-1931
Birthplace: Lexington, MO
Died: 28-Oct-2013
Location of death: Arlington, VA
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Disciples of Christ [1]
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Congressman from Missouri, 1977-2011

Attorney and Missouri state legislator elected to 17 terms in US Congress beginning in 1976. Conservative "Blue Dog" Democrat; consistently anti-abortion rights, anti-gay rights, pro-death penalty, pro-gun rights. Supported 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act, 1991 Gulf War resolution, 1993 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), 2001 USA PATRIOT Act, 2002 Iraq War resolution, 2008 Wall Street bailout, 2008 GM/Chrysler bailout, 2009 economic stimulus; opposed 1998-99 Clinton impeachment, 2010 health care reform. Defeated in 2010 election and succeeded in Congress by Vicky Hartzler.


[1] Christian First Church, Lexington, MO (Disciples of Christ).

Wife: Susan Anding Skelton ("Susie", m. 1961, d. 23-Aug-2005 heart attack)
Son: Isaac Newton Skelton V ("Ike")
Son: James Anding Skelton
Son: H. Page Skelton
Father: Isaac Newton Skelton III

    High School: Wentworth Military Academy, Lexington, MO (attended)
    High School: Lexington High School, Lexington, MO (1949)
    University:
BA, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO (1953)
    Scholar: University of Edinburgh
    Law School: LLB, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO (1956)

    Husch Blackwell LLP Partner
    US Congressman, Missouri 4th (1977-2011)
    Missouri State Senate (1971-77)
    Missouri State Official Special Asst. Attorney General, Missouri (1961-63)
    Missouri State Official Prosecuting Attorney, Lafayette County, MO (1957-60)
    Eagle Scout
    Distinguished Eagle Scout Award
    Benevolent & Protective Order of the Elks
    Boy Scouts of America
    Freemasonry Lexington Lodge #149
    Lions Club
    Missouri Bar Association
    National Student Leadership Conference Honorary Board of Advisors
    Alpha Phi Omega Fraternity 1951
    Sigma Chi Fraternity
    Phi Beta Kappa Society
    Sigma Chi Fraternity
    Risk Factors: Polio

Author of books:
Whispers of Warriors (2004, essays on military policy)


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