Tom Foley

Thomas Stephen Foley, KBE was an American lawyer and politician who served as the 49th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1989 to 1995. A member of the Democratic Party, Foley represented Washington's fifth district for thirty years He was the first Speaker of the House since 1862 to be defeated in a re-election campaign. Wikipedia*

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Tom Foley has 646 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1984 House Highlight. The year with the most videos was 1993 with 102 videos. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2012 with an average of 829 views per program. Most appearances with George J. Mitchell (109), Richard A. Gephardt (81), Bob Michel (69). Most common tags: Legislative Branch, Democratic Party, Persian Gulf War.

Appearances by Title:c. January 1, 2006 - Present Co-Chairman, Capitol Alumni Program, U.S. Capitol Historical Society Videos: 1 c. September 20, 2002 - Present Member, Continuity of Government Commission Videos: 4


U.S. Representative, D-WA 5th View Map January 3, 1965 - January 3, 1995 Videos: 624 Ambassador, Japan, United States c. November 20, 1997 - c. December 31, 2001 Videos: 13

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Ideology data is based on DW-NOMINATE statistics developed by Keith Poole and Howard Rosenthal. More information can be found at Voteview .

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