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Ike Skelton Edit Profile

also known as Isaac Newton Skelton IV

United States Representative from Missouri

Ike Skelton, former United States Representative from Missouri. Bar: Missouri 1956. Named Minuteman of Year, Reserve Officers Association United States, 1995; recipient W. Stuart Symington award, Air Force Association, 1994, Henry M. Jackson Distinguished Service award, Jewish Institute National Security Affairs, 1999, Honorary Commandant award, Industrial College Armed Forces, 2005, Military Order of Iron Mike award, Marine Corps League.


Skelton, Ike was born on December 20, 1931 in Lexington, Missouri, United States. Son of Isaac Newton and Carolyn (Boone) Skelton.


Associate of Arts, Wentworth Military Academy, 1951. Student, University Edinburgh, Scotland, 1953. Bachelor of Arts in History, University Missouri, Columbia, 1953.

Bachelor of Laws, University Missouri, Columbia, 1956.


Attorney private practice, Lexington, Missouri. Prosecuting attorney Lafayette County, 1957-1960. Special assistant attorney general State of Missouri, 1961-1963.

Member District 28 Missouri State Senate, 1971—1976. Member United States Congress from 4th Missouri District, 1977—2011. Chairman United States House Armed Services Committee, 2007—2011.


  • Bar: Missouri 1956.


Vice chairman board trustees Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation. Member of Sigma Chi, Missouri Bar Association, Shriners Club, Elks Club, Masons Lodge, Phi Beta Kappa.


Married Susan B. Anding, June 22, 1961 (deceased August 23, 2005). Children: Ike, Jim, Page.

Isaac Newton Skelton

Carolyn (Boone) Skelton

Susan B. Anding

Ike Skelton

Jim Skelton

Page Skelton