Lew Andy Anderson
While football fans instantly recognize the names Lombardi, Hornung, Starr and Nitschke as the cornerstones of the 1960’s Green Bay Packer dynasty, there were plenty of other lesser known but important pillars to their five championships. Lew “Andy” Anderson served the U.S. during the week as a $16,000 a year chief of Supply Operations Division of the Army Material Command. In 1952, he joined the Packers through friend Jack Vainisi, working on weekends as a part-time talent and game scout.
In a spectacular case of being in the right place at the right time, the former end at McAlester College in St. Paul became an indispensable part of Vince Lombardi’s scouting staff. For his efforts, Anderson was awarded this group of Packers’ championship rings, cufflinks and signed footballs, a throwback to the teams glory days of the 1960’s Lombardi era.