October 29, 2013
Susan Davis Statement on the Passing of Former Congressman
WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) released the following statement on the passing of Ike Skelton, former Representative from Missouri.
“It is with great sadness that I learned of the death of my friend and mentor former Congressman Ike Skelton. As Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee and a military historian, his top priority was to care for our men and women in uniform. A compassionate and caring man, who simply thought of himself as a country lawyer, Ike always put his nation and constituents first.
“When I assumed the Chair of the Military Personnel Subcommittee in 2007, which he also chaired during his service in Congress, he was a source of support and sage advice.
“My thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Patty, and his family during this difficult time.”