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Edward Joe 'Ed' Jankowski


Ed Jankowski

Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame 1984

Date of Birth: June 23, 1913, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Date of Death: July 20, 1996, in Madison, Wisconsin (83 years old)


Wisconsin State Journal - Published 07/21/96

He graduated from Milwaukee East High School and went on to play college

football at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

He served as an officer in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific during World War II.

After the war, Mr. Jankowski worked for the Miller Brewing Company.  He took

time off from that job to coach the Whitefish Bay High School football teams to

five undefeated seasons.  Returning to the Miller Brewing Company until his retirement.

His nickname was 'Janks'.



1937 Green Bay Packers (NFL)

1938 Green Bay Packers (NFL)

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1941 Green Bay Packers (NFL)


University of Wisconsin




Ed Jankowski Autograph


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