October 25, 2013 in City

Obama to attend Foley memorial

By The Spokesman-Review
 

President Obama will be among current and former leaders attending a memorial service for the late Tom Foley, former House speaker and U.S. ambassador, Tuesday at the U.S. Capitol.

The White House announced this morning that Obama will attend the service in Statuary Hall. Former President Bill Clinton, whose first two years in the White House coincided with Foley’s last two as speaker, is also scheduled to attend.

Foley, 84, died last Friday of complications from a stroke. He served for 30 years as the representative from Eastern Washington’s 5th Congressional District, the last five as speaker of the House.

The Capitol service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday. A Spokane memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. next Friday at St. Aloysius Church on Gonzaga University campus.

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