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Tom Foley, conciliatory House speaker from a bygone era, dies at 84

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Former House Speaker Tom Foley died at the age of 84 on Friday. Foley, a Washington state Democrat, lost his bid for re-election in 1994, despite his role as the top lawmaker in the House. Foley's defeat after 15 terms came in the year Republicans seized control of the chamber following more than four decades in the minority. Foley was the first speaker to lose re-election since the Civil War...

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