Emil R. Fischer

Emil R. Fischer
Black and white photo of Fischer sitting in a suit and tie
Fischer circa 1950s
Emil Richard Fischer

(1887-08-15)August 15, 1887
DiedJanuary 2, 1958(1958-01-02) (aged 70)
Known forPresident, Green Bay Packers
Spouse(s)Myra Fischer (née McCourt)

Emil Richard Fischer (August 15, 1887 – January 2, 1958) was a businessman and an American football executive for the Green Bay Packers. Fischer was well known in the Green Bay cheese industry, a nationally recognized businessman, and a local civic leader. From 1948 to 1952, he served as the fifth president of Green Bay Packers, Inc., the non-profit organization that owns the Green Bay Packers. He is credited with leading the Packers through one of the most difficult periods in the team's history. During his tenure, the team's co-founder and longtime coach Curly Lambeau resigned, the Packers issued their third stock sale, and the National Football League (NFL) merged with the All-America Football Conference (AAFC). He also sat on the organization's board of directors and executive committee from 1935 to 1958. After his presidency ended, he served as chairman of the board until his death in 1958. In recognition of his contributions to the team, Fischer was inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame in 2013.

Early life

Emil Fischer was born on August 15, 1887, in Plymouth, Wisconsin,[1] and moved to Green Bay, Wisconsin, in 1908.[2]

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