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John H. "Jack" Cogswell

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Julie and Kate,

I was saddened to learn that Jack had passed away.

I only came to know Jack in the past year as he prepared, then joined, and in short order became Chair of the Council of Economic Advisors to the Needham Select Board.

As Jack's Vice-Chair, I was fortunate to have learned his leadership style as a colleague and had begun to regard him as a town mentor. Jack showed me that strong leadership is conveyed softly. He had a clear

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Posted by: Adam Block - Needham, MA - Coworker   Jun 05, 2018

Enjoyed him as a classmate of Dartmouth, class of 1955. Appreciated his leadership for the class and at many reunions, a talented, friendly, hard working, community builder.


Posted by: Roy Nyren - Gainesville, VA - Classmate   Jun 05, 2018

Julie and Katie, I am so very sorry for your loss. What a wonderful man your dad was. I'll miss seeing Jack's whole-hearted smile and his genuine eagerness to make our world a better place; always helping others in his quietly diligent way. How lucky I am to have had him in my life. Rest in peace my friend, I'll miss you.


Posted by: Molly Karlson - Sandwich, MA - friend   Jun 04, 2018