Andy Payne (1907–1977) was the winner of the C.C. Pile's Trans-American Footrace staged in 1928. He ran the 3,423.5 mile route from Ascot Park, Los Angeles to madison Square Garden, New York City, in 573 hours, 4 minutes, 34 seconds, averaging 6 miles per hour over the 84 day event. Payne, a member of the Cherokee tribe, grew up in Foyil, Oklahoma. His father was a friend of Will Rogers and had worked on the Rogers' ranch during his youth.The footrace was organized to promote U.S. Route 66 which had recently been built. First prize was $25,000 which Payne used to pay off the mortgage on his family's farm. Andy Payne was elected clerk to the supreme court in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and was re-elected 5 times.