Vernon Biever

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Vernon Joseph Biever
Born May 21, 1923
Port Washington, Wisconsin
Died October 13, 2010(2010-10-13) (aged 87)
Port Washington, Wisconsin
Occupation Sports Photorgrapher
Notable awards Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame (2002)
NFL Photographer of the Year (1984)

Vernon Joseph Biever (May 21, 1923 – October 13, 2010 [1]) was an American photographer, most notably with the Green Bay Packers.

Biever covered his first Packers game in 1941 for The Milwaukee Sentinel while a student at St. Norbert College. He served in the United States Army during World War II. Later, he owned a Ben Franklin store and a travel agency in Port Washington, Wisconsin.[2] He was the official team photographer from 1946 until his retirement in 2006.[3]

His photographs were collected in The Glory of Titletown (ISBN 0878339906). Biever's photographs have been featured in books, television shows, and movies.

Biever's son John is a photographer for Sports Illustrated. His other son, James, and grandson, Michael, are photographers for the Packers.

References

  1. ^ "Vernon J. Biever" Eernisse Funeral Home December 16, 2010
  2. ^ 'Longtime photographer Biever helped shape Packer Legend,' Milwaukee Sentinel Journal, Amy Rabideau Silvers, October 14, 2010
  3. ^ "Funeral Set for Longtime Packers Photographer Biever" Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 14 October 2010 December 17, 2010
  • "Sterling Sharpe & Vernon Biever Headed to Packer Hall of Fame" 21 May 2002
  • "He's Always Been in the Picture for Packers", Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 23 May 2002

External links

  • Packers.com team staff list
  • "Vernon J. Biever Classic Collection" - official gallery
  • Vernon Biever at Find a Grave
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