Andrew B. Turnbull
Andrew B. Turnbull’s leadership helped the fledgling Green Bay Packers grow from a small-town team to a pro football power.
The team’s first president from 1923-27, Turnbull was the business manager of the Green Bay Press-Gazette. He understood the importance of supporting the city’s fledgling football team. He sought professionals to gain community support and financial backing for the team.
Called the ‘Hungry Five,’ Turnbull’s recruits included grocer Lee Joannes, Dr. W. Webber Kelly, Curly Lambeau, and attorney Jerry Clifford, along with Turnbull himself. Those men laid the foundation for the modern Packers corporate structure. They supported Turnbull’s 1923 stock drive and also set up the Packers as a non-profit corporation.
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