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Former Democratic Rep. Ike Skelton died Monday at the age of 81.

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Former Democratic Rep. Ike Skelton, who built a reputation as a military expert and social conservative during 34 years representing western and central Missouri in the U.S. House, died Monday in Virginia. He was 81.

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