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Tom Foley

Born: Mar 6, 1929

Death: Oct 18, 2013

Birthplace: Spokane

Profession: Lawyer

Nationality: United States

Tom Foley

Date of Birth : Mar 6, 1929
Date of Death : Oct 18, 2013
Birth Place : Spokane

Thomas Stephen "Tom" Foley was an American lawyer and politician from the state of Washington. He was the 57th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1989 to 1995. He represented Washington's 5th congressional district for 30 years as a Democratic member from 1965 to 1995. Foley was the first Speaker of the House since 1862 to be defeated in a re-election campaign. He served as the United States Ambassador to Japan from 1997 to 2001 under President Bill Clinton.


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