"In 1956 a political career began, and it's been wonderful, wonderful years. From the time I was prosecuting attorney, practicing law, state Senator and now Member of Congress for 34 years. I might also say that for my entire life, I have had a love affair with the state of Missouri. That love affair continues."
-- Ike Skelton, (December 20, 1931 - October 28, 2013)