A Different Direction: Dr. W.W. Kelly Resigns
Dec. 15, 1949 –Dr. W.W. Kelly resigns his post from the Packers board of directors severing a relationship with the team that had lasted more than a quarter century. Kelly, who served as team president in 1929, tells the Associated Press: “As everyone is aware, I strenuously opposed extending Mr. Earl L. Lambeau’s contract as coach and general manager of the Green Bay Packers not based on any personal animosity toward Mr. Lambeau, but because I feel that the team, under the circumstances, needs a complete reorganization. My position, however, was not supported except by two other directors. I am sure that the board members were actuated by the highest motives in making their decision.” Kelly served as team physician until 1944 and was a member of the executive committee until 1945.