Santa Claus, Senator John Glenn, President Ford, Mrs. Claus, and Lt. Governor Robert Orr on the ski slopes in Vail, Colorado on Christmas Day 1976.
Best known for being the first American to orbit the Earth and the oldest person to go into space, John Glenn also served as a U.S. Senator representing his home state of Ohio for 25 years. He began his first term in Congress during the Ford administration following the 1974 election. Both Senator Glenn and President Ford took vacations to Vail, Colorado, in December 1976. They went skiing together on Christmas Day. At the end of the trip the Glenns flew back to Andrews Air Force Base aboard Air Force One with the Fords.