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Gerald Francis Clifford
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Birth: Jun. 19, 1889
Chilton
Calumet County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Feb. 24, 1952
Green Bay
Brown County
Wisconsin, USA

The Hungry Five is the collective name given to five Green Bay, Wisconsin area businessmen who were instrumental in keeping the Green Bay Packers franchise in operation during its early years. Together, they raised funds, incorporated the team as a non-profit corporation, sold stock, established the Green Bay Packers Board of Directors and otherwise promoted the franchise.

The Hungry Five consisted of Curly Lambeau, Andrew B. Turnbull, attorney Gerald Francis Clifford, Dr. W. Webber Kelly and Leland H. Joannes. Turnbull was the Packers' first president and publisher of the Green Bay Press-Gazette. Joannes was the president for 17 years, helping guide the Packers through the Great Depression, near bankruptcy and a second stock sale. Kelly served one year as president, and also as team physician and as a board member. Clifford handled the team's legal affairs for 28 years. All have been inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame.

Despite their years of service, only coach/player Curly Lambeau was ever paid a salary. They were christened "The Hungry Five" by Milwaukee Journal sportswriter Oliver E. Kuechle because they always seemed to have their hands out for money, since the franchise was often in financial trouble.

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Bio provided by Jeanne Biebel
 
 
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 Parents:
  Jeremiah Clifford (1863 - 1917)
  Katherine Connelly Clifford (1867 - 1947)
 
 Sibling:
  Gerald Francis Clifford (1889 - 1952)
  Genevieve Clifford (1896 - 1941)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Allouez Catholic Cemetery And Chapel Mausoleum
Green Bay
Brown County
Wisconsin, USA
 
Created by: Daniel Allen
Record added: Apr 21, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 88935255
Gerald <i>Francis</i> Clifford
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Gerald <i>Francis</i> Clifford
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Gerald <i>Francis</i> Clifford
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 Added: Oct. 13, 2013
 
 
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