Joe Foss was governor of South Dakota from 1955-1959 and was Governor when Ashford painted this. This painting hangs in the portrait gallery in South Dakota’s state capitol in Pierre, SD. It was unveiled on December 3, 1959 along with the portrait of former Governor Leslie Jensen. Approximate size is 30 x 36. Ashford also painted Foss in his flying suit from his Air Force days (on display at Aberdeen’s K.O. Lee Aberdeen Public Library).