Tom Foley

1929 - 2013

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Thomas Stephen Foley (March 6, 1929 – October 18, 2013) 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 (1965–1995). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tom Foley has received more than 596,818 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Tom Foley is the 14,287th most popular politician (down from 13,156th in 2019), the 10,245th most popular biography from United States (down from 8,402nd in 2019) and the 701st most popular American Politician.

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Among politicians, Tom Foley ranks 14,287 out of 15,710Before him are Stéphane Dion, Anna-Maja Henriksson, Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón, Alexey Ulyukaev, Adolphe Muzito, and Andrea Bargnani. After him are Jan Zahradil, Robert Bork, John O. Brennan, Mountstuart Elphinstone, Ellis Clarke, and Robert Biedroń.

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Among people born in 1929, Tom Foley ranks 411Before him are Giacomo Capuzzi, George Clayton Johnson, Suraiya, Paul England, Joe Meek, and King Moody. After him are James H. Billington, Yash Johar, Charles Moore, Mir Hazar Khan Khoso, John Conyers, and Ila Arun. Among people deceased in 2013, Tom Foley ranks 388Before him are Peter Broadbent, Mel Smith, Marian McPartland, Stuart Williams, Vladimir Vikulov, and Stefano Borgonovo. After him are Sayan Sanya, Patricia Blair, Audrey Totter, Reg Presley, Wilbur Thompson, and Ray Price.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Tom Foley ranks 10,245 out of 15,968Before him are Susan Helms (1958), Kim Richards (1964), Marie Windsor (1919), Michael Beach (1963), Mike Kelley (1954), and Joan Severance (1958). After him are Louise Glück (1943), Robert Bork (1927), Marc Blucas (1972), John O. Brennan (1955), Chris Wood (1988), and Peter Erskine (1954).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Tom Foley ranks 701Before him are Timothy Geithner (1961), Alexander Martin (1740), Jim Webb (1946), Harry Hines Woodring (1887), Robert J. Bentley (1943), and John C. Stennis (1901). After him are Robert Bork (1927), John O. Brennan (1955), Chris Christie (1962), John J. Sullivan (1959), James H. Billington (1929), and Henry M. Jackson (1912).