Thomas S. Foley

 

 

Age: 84

 

Summary: former speaker of the U.S. House of Representative from Washington State who became the first speaker to have failed to win re-election in his home district since the Civil War, but who had also lost his seat as a Democrat in the "Republican Revolution" of 1994.

 

 

Cause of Death: Complications from a stroke

 

Born: March 6, 1929

 

Died: October 18, 2013

 

Location: Washington, D.C.