John R. Welchli ’50

John R. Welchli ’50, of Grosse Pointe, Mich.; Mar. 23. He was vice president and treasurer of Securities Counsel Inc. in Jackson, Mich., and owner of Investment Counsel Inc. in Grosse Pointe. At Brown he was a swimmer, ran track for four years, and captained the cross-country team. He began rowing after an accident and became a member of the U.S. team that took a silver medal in the four-man crew at the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne, Australia. He was involved in U.S. National and Canadian Henley National championships in sculling and sweep rowing and for many years held the national record in the lightweight single and double. In 1979 he was inducted into the Brown Athletic Hall of Fame. In recent years he rowed in the veterans categories at Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston. He is survived by his wife, Lynn; two sons; a grandson; and a brother.

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