Chester W. Nimitz

Chester W. Nimitz

Name Chester W. Nimitz
Profession War Hero
Date of Birth 1885-02-24
Place of Birth Fredericksburg, TX
Age 80 yrs
Death Date 1966-02-20
Birth Sign Pisces

About Chester W. Nimitz

U.S. Navy Fleet Admiral who served during World War II as Commander-in-Chief of Pacific Ocean Areas.

Early Life Experience of Chester W. Nimitz

He originally intended to join the U.S. Army, but instead ended up becoming an officer in the Navy.

Trivia Info

He was the last person to hold the position of U.S. Fleet Admiral.

Family Life and Relationship

His grandfather, Charles Henry Nimitz, was a member of the German Merchant Marine.

Close Associates

He and Kenneth Starr were both born in Texas.

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Charles Henry Nimitz

Charles Henry Nimitz

Name Charles Henry Nimitz
Profession Entrepreneur
Date of Birth 1826-11-09
Place of Birth Germany
Age 84 yrs
Death Date 1911-04-28
Birth Sign Scorpio

About Charles Henry Nimitz

Grandfather of the famed WWII admiral who was the first generation to leave ancestral Germany for the U.S.

Early Life Experience of Charles Henry Nimitz

He fought for the Confederacy in the Civil War.

Trivia Info

He built a posh hotel, which became frequented by many big names of the age, including at least one future president.

Family Life and Relationship

His grandson was Charles Nimitz, who led American operations in the Pacific in WWII.

Close Associates

His hotel was non-partisan, entertaining both Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee.

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