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SKELTON, IKE, Democratic Party
Missouri

Total number of trips - 5
Total cost of trips - $2,570.03

Average cost per trip - $514.01
Total number of days spent traveling - 6 days
Rank of representative - 543 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Military Order of the World Wars
Dates - August 11, 2000 - August 11, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Kansas City, MO

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes - "lodging" has a +/- beside it and a star; traveled with wife, Susie Skelton

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $105.00
Meal Cost - $66.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $171.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Grand Lodge of Missouri
Dates - April 28, 2001 - April 29, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - St. Louis, MO

Purpose - guest speaker Grand Masters breakfast
Notes -

Travel Cost - $577.50
Lodging Cost - $123.96
Meal Cost - $30.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $731.46

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Air Force Sergeants Assn
Dates - August 24, 2004 - August 24, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Columbus, OH

Purpose - Receive award
Notes - Kansas City, MO - Columbus, OH - Kansas City, MO

Travel Cost - $201.88
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $201.88

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Missouri Order of the World Wars
Dates - August 20, 2004 - August 20, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Kansas City, MO

Purpose - Speaker at the group's annual dinner
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $99.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $99.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - BAE Systems
Dates - July 12, 2004 - July 12, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Johnson City, NY

Purpose - Fact finding trip - tour facility
Notes - Washington, DC - Johnson City, NY - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $1,217.19
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $149.50
Total Cost - $1,366.69

Additional family members - No

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Martin Luther King Jr. is jostled in Memphis as the march he's leading on March 28, 1968 turns violent. Photo courtesy University of Memphis Libraries.

King's Last March

Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968. Four decades later, King remains one of the most vivid symbols of hope for racial unity in America. But that's not the way he was viewed in the last year of his life.

Recent Posts

  • 01.22.15

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  • 01.05.15

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  • 12.23.14

    Who’s missing from the achievement gap debate?

    The achievement gap refers to the disparities in academic success between lower-income students of color and their more affluent white counterparts. But according to Quyen Dinh, executive director of the national advocacy organization Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC), one group often left out of the conversation is Southeast Asian American students.