Art Daley dies at 94

Posted by Mike Spofford on February 21, 2011 – 10:31 am

Longtime Packers beat reporter, co-founder of the Packers Yearbook and a member of the Packers Hall of Fame, Art Daley died on Saturday, Feb. 19. He was 94.

Daley joined the staff of the Green Bay Press-Gazette in 1941 and began regular beat work on the team the following year. After serving in World War II, he returned to the Press-Gazette and covered the team from the mid-1940s through the Vince Lombardi era in the 1960s.

Daley co-founded the Packers Yearbook in 1960, and the publication just enjoyed its 50th anniversary last summer. He was inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame as a contributor in 1993.

Daley continued to attend Packers games in the press box through this past season. After retiring from the Press-Gazette in the late 1970s, he became a columnist and contributor to Packer Report magazine. He continued in that role until his death.

Last month, as the Packers were preparing to play the Chicago Bears in the NFC Championship, discussed with Daley his memories of the 1941 Western Division playoff game between the Packers and Bears, which had been the only postseason meeting in the history of the rivalry. Daley had just joined the Press-Gazette staff weeks earlier but was on assignment at the game.

For a look back at that story, click here.

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