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Jack Welch

Jack WelchAKA John Francis Welch, Jr.

Born: 19-Nov-1935
Birthplace: Salem, MA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: CEO of GE, 1981-2001

Father: John Francis Welch, Sr.
Mother: Grace Andrews Welch
Wife: Carolyn B. Osburn (m. Nov-1959, div. 1987)
Daughter: Katherine
Son: John
Daughter: Anne
Son: Mark
Wife: Jane Beasley (m. Apr-1989, div. 2003)
Wife: Suzy Welch (former HBR editor, m. 24-Apr-2004)

    High School: Salem High School, Salem, MA
    University: BS Chemical Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst (1957)
    University: MS Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois (1958)
    University: PhD Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois (1960)

    Clayton, Dubilier & Rice Special Partner (2001-)
    General Electric CEO (1981-2001)
    General Electric Vice Chairman (1979-81)
    General Electric Senior VP (1977-79)
    General Electric VP (1972-77)
    General Electric (1960-72)
    Member of the Board of General Electric (as Chairman, 1981-2001)
    Member of the Board of NBC
    George Bush Presidential Library Trustee
    Alfalfa Club 1983
    American Philosophical Society 2000
    Augusta National Golf Club
    Bush-Quayle '92
    The Business Council Chairman (1991-92)
    George W. Bush for President
    National Academy of Engineering
    National Leadership PAC
    Reagan-Bush '84
    Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee
    Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society
    Heart Attack 1995
    Heart Bypass Operation quintuple (1995)
    Angioplasty 1995
    Wedding: Jack Welch and Suzy Wetlaufer (2004)
    Funeral: Tim Russert (2008)
    Irish Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Stuttering

Author of books:
Jack: Straight from the Gut (2001, memoir, with John A. Byrne)
Winning (2005, with Suzy Welch)
Winning: The Answers: Confronting 74 of the Toughest Questions in Business Today (2006, with Suzy Welch)

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