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Washington Beat: Former House Speaker Foley Dead At 84

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Former House Speaker Tom Foley has died.

He passed away Friday at his home in Washington D.C., according to published reports.

He spent five years as Speaker in a career than spanned 30 years representing Washington state in the House of Representatives.

The Democrat was the first speaker since the Civil War who failed to win re-election in his home district.

Foley also served as U.S. ambassador to Japan for four years during the Clinton administration.

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