Former House Speaker Tom Foley, who led the chamber from 1989 to 1995, has died, according to his family. He was 84.
The Associated Press says Foley's wife, Heather, confirmed that the Washington state Democrat died at his Washington, D.C., home.
He had reportedly been in ill health in recent months.
The AP says:
"Foley became the first speaker since the Civil War to fail to win re-election in his home district.