Nightly News   |  October 18, 2013

Tom Foley, former Speaker of the House, dies at 84

The former House Speaker, who later became President Bill Clinton’s ambassador to Japan, has died from complications from a stroke. NBC’s Ann Curry reports.

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>>> at a time when democrats and republicans aren't getting along a former speaker of the house ,s tom foley , has died. he was a politician who promised and delivered a return to bipartisanship when he became speaker in 1989 . he was swept out of office in the newt gingrich revolution. the first speaker to lose his seat since the civil war . he elater became president clinton 's ambassador to japan. he died of complications from a stroke. he was 84.