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Joe Foss

AKA Joseph Jacob Foss

Born: 17-Apr-1915
Birthplace: Sioux Falls, SD
Died: 1-Jan-2003
Location of death: Scottsdale, AZ
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Military, Politician, Football
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: WWII ace, Governor of South Dakota

Military service: USMC Reserve (1940-46, Maj.); US Air National Guard (1946-75, Brig. Gen.)

Brother: Cliff Foss
Sister: Flora Kanan
Wife: June (div., one son, one daughter)
Son: Frank
Daughter: Mary Joe Finke
Wife: Donna Wild ("Didi", m. 1967, until his death)

    University: BS Business Administration, University of South Dakota (1940)

    National Rifle Association President (1988-90)
    The Outdoorsman, Joe Foss (1966-74)
    The American Sportsman Host (1964-67)
    American Football League Commissioner (1959-66)
    Governor of South Dakota (1955-59)
    South Dakota State House of Representatives (1949-53)
    Air Force Association
    National Society of Crippled Children and Adults President
    Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity
    Bronze Star
    Congressional Medal of Honor 18-May-1943
    Purple Heart
    Silver Star
    National Aviation Hall of Fame 1984


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