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Isaac Newton SKELTON, IV (Ike)

(1931- )

SKELTON, Isaac Newton, IV (Ike), a Representative from Missouri; born in Lexington, Lafayette County, Mo., December 20, 1931; attended the Wentworth Military Academy, Lexington, Mo.; graduated from Lexington High School, Lexington, Mo., 1949; attended the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, 1953; A.B., University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo., 1953; LL.B., University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo., 1956; lawyer, private practice; Lafayette County, Mo., prosecuting attorney, 1957-1960; special assistant attorney general, Missouri state attorney general, 1961-1963; member of the Missouri state senate, 1971-1977; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-fifth and to the sixteen succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1977-January 3, 2011); chair, Committee on Armed Services (One Hundred Tenth and One Hundred Eleventh Congresses); unsuccessful candidation for reelection to the One Hundred Twelfth Congress in 2010.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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