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Obituary: Isaac “Ike” Newton Skelton IV, 81

ISAAC “IKE” NEWTON SKELTON, IV Former Democratic Rep. Ike Skelton, 81, passed away Monday, October 28, 2013 at Virginia Hospital Center, Arlington, VA, surrounded by family and friends.

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Missouri Political Leaders React to the Passing of Former Congressman Ike Skelton

Various political figures throughout Missouri have expressed their thoughts on the passing of Congressman Ike Skelton.

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The Passing of Ike Skelton: A Personal Note

I have interviewed a lot of politicians as a newsman. Some I liked talking to and some were just part of my job. Ike Skelton was someone I liked talking to, something that had nothing to do with his political leanings.

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Gov. Nixon Issues Statement on the Passing of Congressman Ike Skelton

JEFFERSON CITY, mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon tonight issued the following statement on the passing of former Congressman Ike Skelton.

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Former Congressman Ike Skelton Dead at 81

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Former Missouri Congressman Ike Skelton, a champion of the military who served 17 terms in the U.S. House before losing a re-election bid in 2010, has died. He was 81.

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How About Ike for Secretary of Defense? [OPINION]

Since the re-election of President Barack Obama, there have been several Presidential Cabinet members that announced they would step down, or it is speculated some may step down from their second term. It is speculated that Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta may step down. It is said that John Kerry, Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and former defense policy undersecretary Michele Flournoy could fill Panetta's shoes whenever he decides to step down or if he does.

I would like to hear another consideration should the time come, Missouri's very own and former Congressman Ike Skelton. Skelton served as U.S. Representative for Missouri from 1977-2011, was a member of the House Armed Services Committee and even chaired it from 2006-2011.

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