SKELTON, Isaac Newton (Ike), IV

SKELTON, Isaac Newton (Ike), IV
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
About this object


SKELTON, Isaac Newton (Ike), IV, 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 candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Twelfth Congress in 2010; died in Arlington, Va., October 28, 2013; interment at Machpelah Cemetery, Lexington, Mo.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

The State Historical Society of Missouri

Columbia, MO
Papers: ca. 1977-2011, 270 boxes. The papers of Ike Skelton contain constituent correspondence, press releases, clippings, subject files, memoranda, speeches, photographs, and other material. Hundreds of audio and video recordings are also part of the collection. The papers are restricted and researchers must obtain written permission from the donor. A preliminary inventory is available in the repository and online.

Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library & Museum

Ann Arbor, MI
Papers: In the Composite Grand Rapids Accessions, 1917-present, 2.2 linear feet. Persons represented include Ike Skelton.

Harry S. Truman Library and Museum

Independence, MO
Papers: In the Rufus B. Burrus Papers, ca. 1927-1990, 19 linear feet. Persons represented include Ike Skelton.
Papers: In the Harry S. Truman Centennial Collection, 1960-1984, approximately 7 linear feet. Persons represented include Ike Skelton.

University of California, Berkeley
The Bancroft Library

Berkeley, CA
Papers: In the Sierra Club National Legislative Office Records, 1960-on-going, approximately 200 linear feet. Correspondents include Ike Skelton.

University of Kansas Libraries
Kansas Collection, Kenneth Spencer Research Library

Lawrence, KS
Papers: In the Patricia DuBose Duncan Collection, ca. 1900-2003, 49.5 linear feet. Persons represented include Ike Skelton.

University of Oklahoma
The Julian P. Kanter Political Commercial Archive, Department of Communication

Norman, OK
Videoreel: 1976, 1 commercial on 1 videoreel. The commercial was used during Ike Skelton's campaign for the 1976 U.S. congressional elections in District 4 of Missouri, Democratic Party.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Skelton, Isaac Newton (Ike). Whispers of Warriors: Essays on the New Joint Era. Washington, D.C.: National Defense University Press, 2004.

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