Stockton Award Winner

Heather Foley, JD ’69, winner of the 2014 Stockton Award

Congratulations go to Heather Foley, JD ’69, for winning the 2014 Stockton Award. The award was established by the GW Law Alumni Association to honor an accomplished alumnus or alumna who graduated 40 or more years ago, enjoyed an extraordinary career, and displays both dedication and commitment to the betterment of the law school. 

A GW Trustee since 1991, Ms. Foley worked in the office of her husband, longtime U.S. Congressman Thomas Foley, for decades. When Rep. Foley ascended to the speaker’s office, she became his chief of staff and, consequently, head of operations of the House, as control over offices, restaurants, and parking resides in the speaker’s office. She also had an influential hand in the Steering and Policy Committee, which helps research and guide policy for the majority in the House, and was highly involved in the remodeling of the House side of the Capitol Building. Later in her career, she served as chief of staff for Rep. Jim McDermott.