Spokane in Spokane County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
Thomas S. Foley United States Courthouse
in honor of Spokane's Thomas S. Foley
U.S. Representative, 1965-1995
Speaker of the House, 1989-1995
in gratitude for his service to this community
and the citizens of the United States of America
Dedicated April 6, 2001
William Jefferson Clinton, President
David J. Barram, Administrator, General Services Administration
L. Jay Pearson, Regional Administrator, General Services Administration
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics.
Location. 47° 39.502′ N, 117° 25.567′ W. Marker is in Spokane, Washington, in Spokane County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of West Riverside Avenue and North Monroe Street, on the right when traveling west. Marker is mounted at eye-level directly on the subject building, just to the left of the entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 920 West Riverside Avenue, Spokane WA 99201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker The Bill of Rights (within shouting distance of this marker); Walter F. Horan Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker); John Robert Monaghan (within shouting distance of this marker); Abraham Lincoln (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Monroe Street Bridge (about 500 feet away); Symbol of Spokane (about 600 feet away); The First Bridges (about 600 feet away); Spokane River (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spokane.
Also see . . .
1. Bill introduced in the 106th Congress. H.R. 211 (106th): To designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at West 920 Riverside Avenue in Spokane, Washington, as the “Thomas S. Foley Federal Building and United States Courthouse”. (Submitted on October 30, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Thomas S. Foley. Thomas Stephen Foley was a noted American lawyer and politician, belonging to the Democratic Party. He represented Washington's fifth district for thirty years and served as the 49th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives for six consecutive terms. (Submitted on October 30, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
3. Legislation Sponsored or Cosponsored by Thomas S. Foley. Official U.S. Congressional summary (Submitted on October 30, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
4. Thomas Stephen Foley KBE (Wikipedia). Foley became the first incumbent Speaker of the House to lose his bid for re-election since Galusha A. Grow in 1862. He is sometimes viewed as a political casualty of the term limits controversy of the early 1990s. After leaving the House, Foley served as the United States Ambassador to Japan from 1997 to 2001 under President Bill Clinton. (Submitted on October 30, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 30, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 189 times since then and 78 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 30, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.