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Edward Foley, GE executive

By — Adam Bernstein,

Edward Foley, 90, who spent his entire career with General Electric and became the company’s liaison to the White House and Capitol Hill, died April 2 at the Carriage Hill nursing home in Bethesda. He had pneumonia.

Mr. Foley, a Bethesda resident, settled in the Washington area in 1959 after working in Detroit. He became head of GE’s corporate regulatory relations before retiring in 1985.

Edward Matthew Foley was a native of New Haven, Conn., and a 1941 graduate of Trinity College in Hartford, Conn. He was student body president.

He was a Navy veteran of World War II.

His memberships included Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, the University Club and the Touchdown Club, a private sporting group.

His first marriage, to the former Martha Vallentine, ended in divorce.

Survivors include his wife of 26 years, Marguerite Moore Foley of Bethesda; two daughters from his first marriage, Gayle Moore of Haymarket and Lynne Stephenson of Fairfax City; four stepchildren, Betsy Conti of Raleigh, N.C., George Moore of Alexandria, Peter Moore of Annapolis and Michael Moore of Satellite Beach, Fla.; two sisters; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

— Adam Bernstein

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