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Husch Blackwell’s Ike Skelton Receives Truman Good Neighbor Award

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Skelton Recognized for His Public Service

On May 8, Husch Blackwell Partner Ike Skelton was presented with the Truman Good Neighbor Award. Each year on the anniversary of President Truman’s birthday, the Harry S. Truman Good Neighbor Award Foundation honors an individual who has given exemplary service to their community and the nation.

Skelton joins an illustrious group of award recipients, including President Gerald Ford, polio vaccine inventor Dr. Jonas Salk, Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, Journalist Walter Cronkite and U.S. Senator Jean Carnahan.

Prior to joining Husch Blackwell, Skelton served 34 years as a U.S. Representative from Missouri's 4th District and six years in the Missouri State Senate. During his time in Congress, Skelton also served 32 years as a member of the House Armed Services Committee, including four years as Chairman. Harry S. Truman Good Neighbor Award Foundation president Karl Zobrist said Skelton’s dedication to the U.S. armed forces was “very consistent with President Truman’s efforts to promote efficient and sensible military policies.”

Skelton concentrates his legal practice in the areas of Government Contracts, advising clients on a variety of legal and public policy issues, especially matters relating to national defense, small business and international trade.