ike skelton http://kbia.org en Funeral services announced for Rep. Skelton http://kbia.org/post/funeral-services-announced-rep-skelton <p>Funeral services have been announced for former Missouri congressman Ike Skelton.</p><p>The funeral is set for 2 p.m. Monday on the campus of Wentworth Military Academy in Lexington. A burial service with military rites is scheduled for later that day at a Lexington cemetery.</p><p>Skelton died this past Monday of complications from pneumonia at a hospital in Virginia. He was 81.</p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 21:09:14 +0000 Associated Press 42986 at http://kbia.org Funeral services announced for Rep. Skelton Former Rep. Ike Skelton dead at 81 http://kbia.org/post/former-rep-ike-skelton-dead-81 <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Former&nbsp;<font color="red">Missouri</font>&nbsp;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.</p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 12:17:38 +0000 Associated Press & Anna Cole 42870 at http://kbia.org Former Rep. Ike Skelton dead at 81 Former congressman Skelton speaks at Mizzou http://kbia.org/post/former-congressman-skelton-speaks-mizzou <p>Former Missouri congressman Ike Skelton heads to the University of Missouri campus Wednesday to address aspiring politicians and other students in the Truman School of Public Affairs.</p><p>Skelton, a Democrat, spent 34 years in the U.S. House. He chaired the House Armed Services Committee from 2007 through 2010, the year he lost the general election to Republican Vicky Hartzler.</p><p>Skelton now lobbies in Washington for the Missouri law firm of Husch Blackwell. He's also on the advisory board of the Center for New American Security.</p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 14:53:20 +0000 Associated Press 29876 at http://kbia.org