George Whitney Calhoun

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George Whitney Calhoun (September 16, 1890 – December 6, 1963) was a sports and telegraph editor for the Press-Gazette of Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA.

Calhoun was born in Green Bay on September 16, 1890, the son of Walter A. Calhoun and Emmeline Whitney Calhoun.[1] Calhoun was a co-founder of the Green Bay Packers[2] with Curly Lambeau, and was the team's first publicity director.[3]

Calhoun wrote The Dope Sheet, which served as the Packers' official press release and game program from 1921 to 1924. Honoring Calhoun, the Packers have revived The Dope Sheet as a downloadable game preview sheet on Packers.com. Calhoun served as PR director until Lambeau fired him in 1949. On December 6, 1963, he died of cancer at the age of 73.[2][4]

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  1. ^ "Packers' Co-Founder, George Calhoun, Dies at 73 in Green Bay (part 2)". The Post-Crescent. December 6, 1963. p. B8. Retrieved March 11, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication - free to read
  2. ^ a b "Packers' Co-Founder, George Calhoun, Dies at 73 in Green Bay (part 1)". The Post-Crescent. December 6, 1963. p. B7. Retrieved March 11, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication - free to read
  3. ^ George Calhoun
  4. ^ "One of Packer Founders Dies". The Daily Telegram. December 7, 1963. p. 11. Retrieved March 11, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication - free to read