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Former Congressman Ike Skelton (D) in Marshall, Missouri in 2012.

Multiple news outlets are reporting that former Representative Ike Skelton (D), who represented Missouri’s 4th Congressional District from 1977 to 2011, died in Washington, D.C. this evening.

Representatives Ike Skelton (D) and Emanuel Cleaver (D) in Independence, Missouri

for then presidential candidate Barack Obama’s speech on patriotism – June 30, 2008.

With Jim Jackson and Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan (D) in Warrensburg, Missouri – 2008.

With Congressman Kenny Hulshof (r) at the Governor’s Ham Breakfast

at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia – 2008.

Then Representative Skelton’s last Twitter post as a member of Congress:

Ike Skelton ‏@IkeSkelton 2 Dec 10

Last night, I gave my final address to the House. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for your many years of support. [….] 2:37 PM – 2 Dec 10