29 Oct '13, 1pm

Former Rep. Ike Skelton dead at 81: Former Democratic Rep. Ike Skelton, who built a reputation as a mili... #navy

Former Rep. Ike Skelton dead at 81: Former Democratic Rep. Ike Skelton, who built a reputation as a mili... #navy

KANSAS CITY, MO. — Former Democratic Rep. Ike Skelton, who built a reputation as a military expert and social conservative during 34 years representing western and central Missouri in the U.S. House, died Monday in Virginia. He was 81. Skelton died at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, Va., surrounded by his wife, his sons and their families as well as longtime colleague Russell Orban, who confirmed the death. The cause was not immediately released, but Orban said Skelton entered the hospital a week earlier with a bad cough. A former prosecutor in his native Lexington, Mo., Skelton joined the national Kansas City-based law firm of Husch Blackwell following his 2010 defeat in Missouri’s 4th Congressional District by Republican Vicky Hartzler, a state lawmaker who had strong tea party backing. Skelton worked for the firm in both Kansas City and Washington, D.C., and main...

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