Jack Welch, born John Francis Welch, Jr. on Nov. 19th, 1935, is a chemical engineer, businessman and author.
He was Chairman and CEO of General Electric from 1981-2001.
Welch grew up in Salem, living on 15 Lovett St., and attended Salem High School and UMass Amherst.
He has been a generous benefactor to local charities, including the Boys and Girl's Club of Greater Salem.
- Jack : Straight From the Gut Jack Welch
- "Markers needed to mark significant sites in Salem" Salem Evening News, Dec. 1, 1999, p. A3