Death of Tom Foley

March 6, 1929 - October 18, 2013
District Of Columbia | Age 84

Ex-House Speaker dies at 84
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NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS, The Associated Press

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Former U.S. House Speaker Tom Foley was remembered Friday as a statesman, a husband, and a friend to people great and small.

About 800 people attended a memorial service for the Spokane native at St. Aloysius Church on the campus of his alma mater, Gonzaga University.

The Democrat died Oct. 18 at his home in Washington, D.C., of complications from a stroke. He was 84.

"He represented the best...

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