Recruited in 1923 by Andrew Turnbull, Lee Joannes was a member of a family-owned Green Bay grocery wholesaling business. He became the first security/treasurer of the Green Bay Football Club, Inc. in 1923. Elected president of the Green Bay Packers in 1930, he served the second longest-term in office in team history, from 1930-47.
Joannes worked hard to make the Packers a success. He lent the Packers $6,000 of his own money in 1934 to keep the team solvent when the organization was sued by an injured fan. In 1935, Joannes led the reorganization of the team as the Green Bay Packers, Inc.
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