Name: Jack Kelly, Sr.
Sport: Rowing
DOB: 10/4/1889
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pa.
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pa.
College: Providence College; Georgetown Law School
Olympic Experience
  • Two-time Olympian (1920, 1924); three-time Olympic medalist (3 golds)
  • Antwerp 1920, gold (single sculls, double sculls)
  • Paris 1924, gold (double sculls)
Personal: Began rowing with the Chamonix and Montrose Boat clubs of Philadelphia...Won every available sculling title throughout his career, including the world championship in both singles and doubles, as well as Olympic gold medals in singles and doubles...Owned his own construction company...His son, Jack Kelly, Jr., would become an Olympic rower, United States Olympic Committee president and hall of fame member...His daughter, Grace Kelly, would become a Hollywood movie star and Princess Grace of Monaco.