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Jackson County Executive Statement on Passing of Congressman Ike Skelton
October 28, 2013
Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders released the following statement tonight on the passing of former United States Congressman Ike Skelton.
“Tonight, we lost a true gentleman and one of the great ambassadors for the State of Missouri. Serving as both a Prosecutor and United States Congressman, Congressman Skelton dedicated much of his life to public service. His work to increase military training at Fort Leonard Wood and to have the B-2 bomber placed at Whiteman Air Force Base helped put the State of Missouri and our metropolitan area on the map. I am particularly honored that one of his last public appearances came when Jackson County dedicated the Historic Truman Courthouse in Independence this past September. Congressman Skelton resembled President Truman in so many ways, both in his passion for our nation’s military and to serving the citizens of Missouri. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his entire family.”