Robert Lee Fulton SIKES, Congress, FL (1906-1994)


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 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 on October 19, 1944, to enter the United States Army during the Second World War; delegate, Interparliamentary Conference in Warsaw, 1959; elected to the Seventy-ninth and to the sixteen succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1945-January 3, 1979); was not a candidate for reelection in 1978 to the Ninety-sixth Congress; was a resident of Crestview, Fla., until his death on September 28, 1994.


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

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present