SIKES, Robert Lee Fulton, (1906 - 1994)


Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

SIKES, Robert Lee Fulton, a Representative from Florida; born in Isabella, near Sylvester, Worth County, Ga., June 3, 1906; attended the public schools; B.S., University of Georgia, Athens, Ga., 1927; MS., University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla., 1929; engaged in the publishing business at Crestview, Fla., 1933-1946; served in the Florida state house of representatives, 1936-1940; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-seventh and Seventy-eighth Congresses and served from January 3, 1941, until his resignation (January 3, 1941-October 19, 1944); United States Army during the Second World War, 1944; delegate, Interparliamentary Conference in Warsaw, 1959; elected to the Seventy-ninth and to the sixteen succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1945-January 3, 1979); reprimanded by the U.S. House of Representatives on July 29, 1976, for improper financial disclosure and conflict of interest; was not a candidate for reelection to the Ninety-sixth Congress in 1978; was a resident of Crestview, Fla., until his death on September 28, 1994; interment in Liveoak Park Memorial Cemetery, Crestview, Fla.


Bibliography

Sikes, Bob. He-Coon, the Bob Sikes Story. Pensacola, Fla.: Perdido Bay Press, 1984.