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Chester W. Nimitz

Chester W. NimitzAKA Chester William Nimitz

Born: 24-Feb-1885
Birthplace: Fredericksburg, TX
Died: 20-Feb-1966
Location of death: San Francisco, CA [1]
Cause of death: Stroke
Remains: Buried, Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, CA

Gender: Male
Religion: Lutheran
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Military

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: WWII Commander of US Pacific Navy

Military service: US Navy (1905-47, retired as Fleet Admiral)

[1] Yerba Buena Island, San Francisco, CA.

Father: Chester Bernhard Nimitz
Mother: Anne Henke
Wife: Catherine Vance Freeman (m. 9-Apr-1913, until his death, three daughters, one son, d. 1-Feb-1979)
Daughter: Catherine Vance (b. 1914)
Son: Chester W. Nimitz, Jr. (US Navy submariner, b. 1915, d. 2-Jan-2002)
Daughter: Anna Elizabeth ("Nancy", Rand Corporation, b. 1919, d. 2004)
Daughter: Mary Manson ("Mary Aquinas", Dominican order, b. 17-Jun-1931, d. 2006)

    University: US Naval Academy, Annapolis (1905)

    Chief of Naval Operations (1945-47)
    Commander-in-Chief, US Pacific Fleet (1941-45)
    Military Order of the Loyal Legion
    Army Distinguished Service Medal
    French Legion of Honor
    Silver Buffalo 1946
    Relieved of Command USS Decatur (1908)

    The Secret Land (13-Aug-1948) · Himself

Appears on postage stamps:
USA, Scott #1869 (50 cent definitive, 22-Feb-1985)

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