On October 18th, former Speaker of the House and Spokane native, Tom Foley, passed away at age 84. After serving in the House of Representatives for 30 years, Tom went on to become the U.S. Ambassador to China for president Bill Clinton from 1997 to 2001. The next seven years Foley went on to work at a prominent law firm in Washington D.C. prior to retiring in 2008. Services will be held at St. Aloysius at Gonzaga University.