November 30, 1959

The AFL announced the hiring of former South Dakota governor Joe Foss as league commissioner. Foss, the winner of the Congressional Medal of Honor for his service during World War II as a United States Marine fighter pilot, had chosen not to run for a second term as governor to make a bid for the US House of Representatives in the 1958 elections. He was defeated in the race by the incumbent, George McGovern.

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