Ike Skelton

Born Dec 20, 1931

Isaac Newton "Ike" Skelton IV is the former U.S. Representative for . During his tenure, he has served as the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee. He is a member for the Democratic Party. On November 2, 2010 he lost his seat to Vicky Hartzler. The district takes in most of the western-central part of the state, from Jefferson City, the state capital, to the Kansas City suburbs.… Read More

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1931 Birth Born on December 20, 1931.


1949 17 Years Old When he was 17, Skelton attended Truman’s 1949 inauguration.
1951 19 Years Old Skelton is an Eagle Scout. He earned an associate of arts degree from Wentworth Military Academy and College in 1951, an A.B. in 1953 and an LL.B. in 1956 from the University of Missouri. … Read More


1953 21 Years Old He also attended the University of Edinburgh in Scotland in 1953. … Read More
1957 25 Years Old He was a prosecuting attorney from 1957 until 1960 and a special assistant attorney general.


1971 39 Years Old Skelton was a member of the Missouri Senate, representing Lafayette County, from 1971 until 1977. … Read More


2001 69 Years Old Skelton voted against the 2001 Bush Tax cuts. … Read More
2005 73 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2005, for instance, he opposed Senator Kit Bond's efforts to keep open the 131st Air National Guard Fighter Wing in St. Louis County. … Read More
2009 77 Years Old 1 More Event
On August 29, 2009, Skelton married Patty Martin, a longtime friend and widowed middle school counselor from his home town. … Read More
2010 78 Years Old 1 More Event
Before 2010, he only faced one truly serious challenge, in 1982. … Read More
2012 80 Years Old In 2012, the United States Military Academy recognized Skelton with the Sylvanus Thayer Award. … Read More
2013 82 Years Old Skelton died of pneumonia at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, Virginia on October 28, 2013, at the age of 81. … Read More
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